Tropical flowers are so delightful. They seem like exotic flowers for those who don’t live in their native lands. The sizes, shapes, colors, and aromas are quite unique. Tropical or Hawaiian flower bouquets can make you feel like you are on a perpetual vacation.
You can actually grow tropical flowers in an indoor garden if you pay attention to the desired growing requirements…
- Tropical plants and flowers love humidity
The level of humidity needs to be between 60 and 80 percent. You can manipulate the humidity levels by using humidity trays filled with water.
- These types of plants and flowers do not like cold weather
They grow best in temperatures between 70 to 80 degrees. At night, it is acceptable to lower the temperature of the environment some, but not less than 50 degrees.
- Don’t “over sun” them
When thinking of the tropics, I think total sunlight. However, tropical plants and flowers do best indoors under bright filtered light. Using a grow light during the day is just great.
- Don’t drown them
It is important to maintain moist soil; however, they will grow best in well-drained soil that isn’t soggy. If they are kept in a container which properly drains and you water the plants to keep the soil moist that should be just fine.
- They do need fertilization
During the spring and summer, it is advisable to use water soluble fertilizer about every two weeks for the best results. During winter, you can decrease the time between feeding the plants to about once a month.
Tropical Flower Arrangement: Gift and Craft Ideas
A tropical flower arrangement is an awesome gift for birthdays, Mother’s Day, anniversaries, or just to say, “I’m thinking of you”. They can be made of fresh tropical flowers from your flower garden or from artificial flowers to be used as home décor.
A tropical bouquet can feature stargazer lilies, gerbera daisies, ginger, heliconia, orchids, calla lilies, birds of paradise, eucalyptus, or Anthuriums among exotic greenery.
These exotic flowers brighten up a room and they definitely warm hearts.
Ideas for Making a Tropical Arrangement
Flower bouquets can be arranged in a vase, or the flowers can be inserted into a basket or a dish.
Vases and dishes are great if you have an abundance of flowers to put into it; however, if you just have a few gorgeous blooms, it makes sense to insert them into a basket that is filled with greenery.
A simple book about arranging flowers can give you lots of ideas as well as instructions for creating lovely arrangements. It is okay to mix tropical flowers with other flowers.
If you are not crafty or if you are short on tropical flowers, it is possible to order tropical arrangements from an online florist. Some of them even have same day or next day delivery. Honestly, I don’t know how they do it, but it is wonderful to have that kind of service available.
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