Temperatures are actually beginning to heat up right here in North Florida which suggests it’s the excellent time to introduce some tropical foliage into your outside porch space. Whether or not you’ve shade, solar, or one thing in between, now we have one thing inexperienced to boost your house. Is your porch extra on the shady aspect? Not an issue! The greenhouse is residence to many nice choices that may love a heat, humid, shaded spot.
We at all times carry a number of sizes and forms of Dracaena – one of many lowest upkeep vegetation round. There are lots of several types of Dracaena originating in tropical areas of Africa, Madagascar, and different locations. This plant could be very drought tolerant and would favor to go a pair weeks between waterings. In addition they are tolerant of low mild, particularly the darkish inexperienced coloured varieties. With lengthy, shiny strap-like leaves, including Dracaena to your porch is a simple method to enliven a shady house.
Wanting for one thing a bit extra showy? Bamboo palm provides top and feathery foliage for a real tropical feeling even within the shade. Folks love the look of palms however do not at all times have sufficient mild for them to thrive. Fret not, bamboo palm is right here to save lots of the day. Bamboo palm grows natively in forests of Mexico amongst bigger timber the place they’re able to rising with decrease mild.
One other glorious shade dweller is the Rhapis Palm also called Girl Palm. This palm is so adaptable that it may even survive our winter temperatures with out safety, leading to folks planting it within the floor. It has an attractive fan (Palmate) formed leaves present a novel and tropical look.
We even have loads of choices in case your outside house is extra on the sunny aspect. Our greenhouse has began to refill with what we name “Patio Palms”, which means stunning, tropical palms that want extra mild than offered inside the home however will thrive outdoors on the patio. Every one has its personal distinctive look and character.
Areca palms have stunning feathery, pinnate formed fronds and a yellow-hued trunk. Cat palm has an identical look to the Areca besides it has lush, darkish inexperienced foliage and trunk. Each can be an attractive addition to a screened in patio surrounding a pool or any exterior space in want of some greenery.
Phoenix roebelenii, additionally referred to as pygmy date palm, is an alternative choice if you’d like a palm that is not going to develop too giant. This dwarf grower could be bought as a single or multi trunk topped with delicately feathered foliage. This palm positively has a unique look from the Areca and Cat palm however all present a pretty pop of unique aptitude.
Not an enormous fan or the palm look? Maybe the broad arching leaves of the Chook of Paradise can be extra to your liking. We at all times carry the white hen within the greenhouse as a bright-light loving houseplant however we may also be carrying a couple of orange birds as effectively. Each varieties have beautiful kind and foliage and if supplied with sufficient mild ought to bloom.
When you have discovered your self unenthused together with your exterior house, I assure you can discover one thing to revitalize it with at Tallahassee Nurseries.
Written by Savannah Atwell
Greenhouse Assistant Supervisor