Warm weather is a gentle reminder of sunny days, clear skies, sandy beaches and—best of all—beautiful tropical flowers. These rare beauties bring bright color and fresh aromas to your home or garden. You can also use tropical flowers to elevate your decor or spice up your bridal bouquet.
We’ve selected 20 of our favorite tropical flowers to bring into your home, sharing what kind of care each flower needs and some styling tips to help you spice up your next party. Before diving into this list, take some time to learn a little bit more about tropical flowers.
What is a tropical flower?
The words “exotic” and “tropical” are sometimes used interchangeably, but it’s important to know the difference!
Exotic flowers are not native to certain regions. For example, amaryllis flowers are native to south and central America and therefore considered exotic in other regions of the world. In other words, the term “exotic” is used to describe a flower that is foreign and is not naturally found in a certain place.
Tropical flowers, on the other hand, are flowers that bloom in a tropical (warmer) climate. For example, African Moon flowers are considered “tropical” because they natively grow in Namibia, a country in Africa. The tropical region of the world generally refers to places on or close to the equator.
Now that you have a better understanding of tropical flowers, take a look at some popular tropical flowers that you might want to have in your home.
Types of Tropical Flowers
Bird of Paradise
Blue Passion Flower
Tropical Flowers Styling Tips and Tricks
Now that you’re well-versed with the most popular tropical flowers, it’s the time to get some styling inspiration! Tropical flowers are ideal if you’re looking to add a fresh and vibrant feel to your home or event decor. Take a look at our styling tips and tricks below to see how you can easily add a tropical touch to your look!
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Tropical flowers are the perfect way to add a unique touch to your garden. Plus, they’re a fun new spin on any event or gathering. Now that you have an idea of what flowers you think you want to have, find some beautiful tropical flower arrangements to gift to your friends and family. A unique and tropical bouquet will be a pleasant surprise to any loved one. We always have orchids readily available for friends and family.