rare plants - fragrant flowers - exotic fruit
Date: 6 Oct 2021, Entry id: 1633566662-2
Photo above: Clerodendrum indoor garden of Ludmila Ezhova, St Petersburg, Russia.
Q: I just discovered your amazing website and spent hours browsing your beautiful tropical plants! I wish I could have them all! But it's getting cold here (I live in Chicago area), too late? Can you recommend something of a small size, colorful, that I can easily overwinter indoors? Thanks for bringing this beauty into our lives!
A: Don't get discouraged even in colder climates. Yes, you can grow tropical plants indoors! Remember that all traditional houseplants are in fact tropical plants that grow in tropics in a wild habitat. Humans didn't invent them as indoor plants, they originally collected them from the rain forests and jungles! Most of tropical plants, including trees and fruit trees, can be grown in containers and even indoors. It's just a matter of space limitations and amount of time you are willing to spend caring of your exotic babies. Many gardeners up North are very successful with their tropical plant collections.
Below are a few suggestions of compact growing, easy species for your indoor collection. Enjoy the Tropics Year round!
See more plants well-suitable for indoor culture and our specials at the end of this newsletter.
Photo above: small tropical indoor garden of Julia Nikolayeva, St Petersburg, Russia.
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