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Tropical Plants vs Temperate Climate Plants


Which plants will go better with your backyard: tropical plants or temperate climate plants? Many people want to know which plants make better garden plants. There is a lot of indecision regarding this matter, and a lot of misinformation being passed around about both species. When presenting information about both types of plants, people often let their personal bias affect their say on which sort of plant you should get.

The fact is that your own personal inclination will be a huge deciding factor in which sort of plant you opt for ultimately. The decision will remain yours till the end. However, we’ll be presenting you with both types of plants which will help you in your decision making as to which species of plants you prefer over the other. You’ll be lining your garden with the type of plant you choose, and replacing them later on will be quite an arduous and painstaking procedure, so choose carefully as to what you want be watering for the next few months or so.

Tropical plants

Take a good look at what the usual tropical plants will look like:

tropical plant

1.      The Amazon elephant’s ear

Some may think of this plant as good looking, but others detest its think veins and leaf structure. Of course, this is necessary for the plant in order for it to survive the humidity it has to face in its natural habitat.

2.      Anthurium

Exotic and beautiful, this plant’s pink flowers make it look quite attractive and amazing. The leaves are thinner than the elephant’s ear mentioned above, and are much more visually appealing. This is one plant that won’t let you down. This plant is difficult to maintain and nurture, but most would agree that it’s worth the effort to have this plant as a part of your garden plant collection.

3.      Birds of paradise

These aren’t actually birds. This name is given to this stunner of a tropical flower. Its orange golden color makes it a great addition to the garden. Another advantage of this plant is how easy it is to grow it in indoor environments. It shows no difficulty in thriving indoors, and will give you peace of mind knowing that it isn’t something delicate that you have to worry about all the time.

Temperate Climate Plants

Here are a few temperate climate plants:

1.      Roses

Roses are pretty hard to match when it comes to fragrance and beauty. This plant offers a good deal of competition to its tropical rivals. Growing a rose isn’t the most difficult thing in the world, and the results are staggeringly great.

2.      Bougainvillea

The bougainvillea is another great and easy to grow plant. They don’t require too much water to grow, and can be as tough as weeds. However, they are simply spectacular when it comes to appearances. This is the type of plant which can make your entire house look gorgeous from the outside.

Have a look at those plants and see if they can assist you in your decision as to which sort of plant you want to adopt in your garden.


Plants that require little light

There are plants that don’t require the usual amount of light in order to survive. Some plant can live happily with a smaller amount of sunshine in which regular plants would wind up dead. The main benefit of these plants is that you can keep them inside the house without the fear that they’re not getting enough as chances are that they’re nice and comfortable where they are. You don’t need to reshuffle the furniture in your house just so that the plant could be next to a window in order to receive sunlight. The fact that it doesn’t require too much light gives you the flexibility to have the plant anywhere in your house from where you’re comfortable, and from where the plant looks best and fits in with the rest of the room where you’ve decided to put it, making it look artistic.


Don’t worry about trying to find the right kinds of plants which you want to keep inside your house. We’ve prepared a list of the plants which don’t require too much sunlight and can look exquisite inside your house and make it look much better.

1.     Dracaena

Dracaena is a gorgeous plant which can make any setting look completely marvelous to look at. What once may have been a dull room will start looking quite exotic and beautiful with this plant inside it. The thick stems on this plant combined with its flat and long leaves make it really nice to look at. Choose a great pot that goes with it and you’re all set! Now, the plant may not require sunlight, but does require watering and pruning. So don’t end up neglecting it thinking that the plant is completely self-sufficient. Remember not to over-water it, as there isn’t any sun contact that can evaporate the excess moisture on the plant. Adding to much water to the plant can end up killing it. Also, don’t forget to prune the plant every now and then in order for it to maintain its artistic look.

2.     Bromeliads

Perhaps even more beautiful and picturesque than the dracaena are the bromeliads. This plant has an amazing and ecstatic exotic touch to it, and makes the entire room feel vibrant. It doesn’t need sunlight at all, and is even able to grow in luminescent light, which is the artificial light coming off tube lights and bulbs. The flowers on this plant are a striking yellowish orange, while the leaves are thin and long. This plant is sure to make an excellent entry to just about any house.

3.     Parlor Palm

Lastly, we have the parlor palm. A bit generic when compared to the plants given above, this plant looks great, but has the resemblance of palm leaves, as the name of the plant suggests. This plant doesn’t require sunlight either, but should be watered occasionally. Don’t get this plant to stand alone; make it pair up with one of the plants given above for maximum effect!