We were influenced by the many lush tropical gardens in our coastal neighbourhood and overseas, too, she says. Tropical plants are also amazingly hardy. It also helps that Bilgola is full of red volcanic soil so everything grows really well! - Jolene's Gardening
10 plants you can't kill image 2. Canna Tropicana The hot, bright colours of Cannas lend themselves well to bold, tropical plantings. Even when not in flower, their foliage lights up the garden bed. Canna indica is a weed in some areas, so don’t plant it.
14 Tropical Plants to Create a Tropical Garden in Cold Climate
Lobster Claw* A fast-growing herbaceous perennial with stalks reaching 7 feet tall. Scarlet and yellow bracts emerge on second-year stalks. Plant in bright shade with moist, well-drained soil. USDA Hardiness Zones: 10B to 11
Bromeliad;A bromeliad is a tropical plant in the pineapple family (the family Bromeliaceae). Some bromeliads are brightly-colored epiphytes, which live on the branches and trunks of rainforest trees. They have a remarkable way of getting water and food. Their long, curved leaves overlap at the base, forming a tight little bowl -- a perfect water tank! The leaves act as gutters to collect rain, and the tank holds the water.