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.
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.
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.