Grains of Paradise, African Cardamom. Seeds of this... more
Boa is an exciting new upright Alocasia that features... more
Alocasia Imperial Red has big ruffled green leaves... more
Purple Sword features dark purple sword shaped leaves... more
With purple and stems and leaves underneath, this... more
Black Velvet or Jewel Alocasia donning big, lush,... more
Alocasia Tiny Dancers is an unusual aroid that only... more
Galanga Root, Galangal, Thai ginger, Laos.
Narrow-Leaf Cinnamon Ginger. The plant is a low mounding... more
One of the most desirable symbols of Tropics, Alpinia... more
Hot Pink Produces large clusters of pink flowers that... more
Amorphophallus konjac is one of the largest flowers,... more
Voodoo lily, Devils tongue, Snake Palm, Corpse flower.... more
This is a very rare species in cultivation, and likely a one time offering.
Yellow Aphelandra. Yellow flowers emerge out of long... more
Aphelandra scabra (panamensis). This is a new introduction,... more
Climbing Ylang-Ylang, Manorangini, Hara-champa, Kantali... more
Evergreen tree, medium size. This small tree likes... more
Black pepper. Grow your own spice! Moderate growing... more
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What are the best plants for shade you might ask? Well there are so many, it is hard to pick just a few. It really depends on your space and your own personal tastes. If you are just looking for a nice ground cover for your shade space, consider one of the most colorful shade plants, Alternanthera dentata also known as Red Thread Burgundy. It is a beautiful burgundy color and will spread to form a low mound of color. It is pretty friendly to other plants and when planted around evergreen shade plants it makes a wonderful contrast.
The Chocolate tree, Theobrama Cacao is a wonderful tree. It is an evergreen that loves shade, but it does require temperatures that stay above 50° F. If you have other tall trees to provide a good shade and you are in a tropical area, it is one to consider. Grow it and harvest the beans to make your own hot chocolate or better yet some chocolate syrup for your ice cream. If you like coffee, consider growing your own coffee tree in the shade. If you don’t like coffee, you should grow it and just enjoy the beautiful red coffee beans.
You would be surprised at the number of flowers that love the shade. Here you will find many flowers and several flowering shrubs for shade. Many of these plants will tolerate a mix of sun and shade, so read the descriptions to pick those that best fit your area.
Many of tropical plants for shade garden are available for purchase in our online store. We ship all across the USA. If you are in the Southwest Florida, Ft. Myers area, the best way to find the perfect tropical plant is to visit our Garden Center located at 13890 Orange River Blvd., Ft. Myers, FL 33905. Our dedicated and knowledgeable staff will help you select the best plants for your personal situation.