Tropical Landscape Residential Design Ideas and Plants

December 30, 2021

Designing your tropical landscape can be an overwhelming task at first. No worries though, because you are in the right place. I guarantee that you will feel more excited and have a more understanding of tackling your tropical landscape design. Weather your home is located near a tropical beach or more inland, this post will give you plant species ideas and general plans for designing your backyard or front yard outside space.

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Furthermore, water features are obviously a huge part of tropical landscape design. Tropical rainforests naturally have a lot of rivers and water features in them. The moisture that comes from water features also helps imitate the tropical climate if you live in a drier area like Southern California or San Diego. You are in luck if you live in Florida or other naturally tropical areas.

It is important to go all out with tropical design. Furthermore, just a couple of tropical plants will not do you justice. You really want to be emerged into a tropical paradise when in your yard. Large leaves and bright colors are aspects to consider when choose tropical plants. Palm trees, alocasias and birds of paradise are all great plants to incorporate into your backyard or front yard.

Use Bamboo for a Tropical Landscape

Firstly, bamboo is a great chose for creating space within a large yard. Also, bamboo is a great choice for creating privacy. Bamboo is great as a plant itself but be careful as it spreads rapidly. Additionally, bamboo can be made into pretty much anything imaginable. Privacy screens, fences, tables, chairs and many more other outdoor furnishings can be made from bamboo. Lastly, bamboo is a great tropical addition for your yard space.

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List of Drought Resistant Tropical Plants

  • Rose of Sharon
  • Birds of Paradise
  • Daylilies
  • Lantana
  • Palm Trees
  • Zephyranthes
  • Plumeria

Hope you enjoyed reading about designing your tropical landscape. Lastly, I hope this guide helped you come up with design ideas. Check out our InstagramFacebookPinterest and Twitter too.

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