Notice the layering of plants in this bed. Imagine a few grey trunked palms rising out of your green plants

Just love the sandstone with the tropical planting. Have started this in my front yard.

Tropical Landscape Bed - This lush bed contains only 4 plants. The contrast in heights & color give it a well-balanced look. All of the plants will work for zone 9 (except palm-see below for alternatives), but a very cold night or frost may cause some to have foliage damage or die back to the ground-returning in Spring. Christmas Palm Tree [Queen, Foxtail, and King best suited for zone 9]. Elephant Ear (Colocasia). Hawaiian Ti Plants (Cordyline Terminalis). Philodendron (Xanadu).

Good example of layering - can use these sorts of plants in most of your garden beds. So you've got tall palms at the back, the Elephant ear adds drama, the cordylines (red ones) colour, and the lower philodendron covers the ground.

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‘Hot Rio Nights’ works well as a screen plant in narrow spaces. It fans out to 3 to 4 meters. A good alternative to Bamboo


The importance of verticals in a garden can be undermined with plants that are too thin at their base. Choosing the correct plant for establishing a broad presence while retaining height and colour is ideal. tropical-pool-landscaping-ideas

Backyard Paradise: 25 Spectacular Tropical Pool Landscaping Ideas

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