Who hasn’t spotted a banana tree or a flowering Hibiscus and caught themselves dreaming of places more tropical and inviting? Tropical plants seem to conjure up images of palm trees, sandy beaches and warm breezes. So why not bring a little bit of the tropics to your own garden this year?

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What are Tropical Plants?

Plants that originate from warm climates and enjoy being outside over the summer are often referred to as tropicals. Although these plants are long-lived, they need to be brought indoors over winter as they are not cold hardy. Some choose to simply enjoy them for the season, whilst others overwinter plants and enjoy them for years to come.

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How to Take Care of Tropicals

Many tropical plants can be quite resilient once outside if placed in a suitable location. To reduce the need for watering repot plants into larger containers or plant directly into the ground. Fertilizing plants over the summer, deadheading and avoiding excessive drying will help ensure a continuous bloom.

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Overwintering Tropicals

Overwintering is always the tricky part of tropical care and for this reason many choose to discard plants in autumn. Others cannot bring themselves to throw away these long-lived plants. 

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Pesche’s Tropicals Selection

At Pesche’s we offer a fantastic selection of quality, tropical plants sourced directly from Florida and California, so stop in today and be inspired! Please be aware that our selection will diminish throughout the spring season, so please call ahead if seeking a specific plant to avoid disappointment (847) 299-1300.

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