Beautiful Tropical Shade Gardening
A tropical shade gardening can create an exotic place in your home. When looking for tropical shade gardening ideas, first consider your climate and growing zone. For example, if you live in an Arizona desert, you can still create the feeling of a tropical shade garden. However, you’ll need to do it without a lot of plants having high water demands. Or, if you live in a northern climate, a tropical shade garden should consist of cold-tolerant plants with a tropical appearance. Don’t be afraid to experiment with color, as tropical jungles aren’t exactly sedate. Although you can plant blooming annuals and perennials, the best tropical shade garden plants tend to have big, bold, brightly colored or variegated leaves that will stand out in a shady garden. Jungles are dense, so plan accordingly. While some plants may be prone to disease without air circulation, creating a tropical shade gardening means planting like a jungle; a lot of plants in a small space.
Garden accents, including planting containers, are easy ways to create accents of bright color. Other tropical shade garden ideas that create an essence of the tropics include rattan furniture, woven mats, stone carvings or tiki torches. There are several plants that popular for tropical shade gardening. And for example, you can use plants such as Elephant ears (Colocasia), Asparagus fern (Asparagus densiflorus), Golden shrimp plant (Pachystachys lutea), or Hardy hibiscus (Hibiscus moscheutos).