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Platycerium. This genus of unusual rather oddly-shaped ferns offers some extra ordinarily ornamental plants for both indoor and outdoor gardening. Native to tropical regions of Asia, Australia, South America and Africa, Platycerium require are epiphytic plants that usually grow on large trees. When growing these beautiful ferns at home, they can be grown indoors in hanging baskets in patios or near sunny windows. For growing outdoors, they would well against a tree or on wooden surface.

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14 Tropical Plants to Create a Tropical Garden in Cold Climate

If you love to have a tropical garden like setup and you live in a cold climate then grow these cold hardy tropical plants to create a tropical garden in a cold climate.


Tropical Guava Fruit Display: Shown here are all different kinds of guava fruit. I've eaten most of these types but there are still a few I haven't tried. I prefer almost any other type of pink/red variety to the green Indonesian seedless kind, which are crunchy instead of soft and luscious.