Tropical Crops

tropical plants

The Taro plant is a member of the Hraceae family and is grown from bulbs called tubers. In areas with temperatures nearing freezing or below, tubers ought to be dug up and stored inside. In Hawaii, taro is grown commercially as a food crop. The Canna plant has large spade-shaped variegated leaves that come in different shades, some with stripping. The stems of the plant distinction nicely with purple-tones. Orange flowers form on tall, straight stems which are surrounded with leaves. Cannas bloom in the course of the months of July and September.

Palms have numerous commercial and ornamental makes use of. Salvia splendens is a low maintenance herbaceous perennial initially from Brazil. Belonging to the Lamiaceae family, it is popularly grown as an annual as a result of its prolific and vibrant flowering from June until the primary frost. The plant attracts butterflies, birds and hummingbirds. The Musa basjoo grows from 6 to 14 ft yearly on a pseudo-stem shaped by leaf sheaths. Growing from a rhizome, the Japanese banana needs shelter from robust winds and loads of house for optimum progress. JMK [CC BY-SA]The Euphorbia plant originated in South American and Mexico.

It is a member of the Euphorbiaceae family and also referred to as smoketree spurge, tropical smoke brush or Caribbean copper plant. The plant establishes rapidly and blooms all through the summer season months. Flowering is prolific and crowd pleasing with dozens of reddish-orange inch lengthy, yellow-tipped tubular blossoms. Photo by David J. Stang [CC … Read More

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