Tropical Plants

We have tons of tropical plants including Alocasia, Ravanala Madagascarensis, Ferns, Hibiscus and tons more. Stop in at Custom Grown Greenhouse Plant Nursery!

Alocasia Tropical Plants

Alocasia, often called elephant ears based on their big leaves are a group of ornamental plants known for their foliage more than their flowers.  Some have very large leaves with striking colors.  Native to many areas of the world, these exotic plants give a different flair to the garden.  Many have tubers or rhizomes below the ground.  Some species are not cold hardy at all while others can live easily in Southern California.  Some species are dwarf tropical plants while others get up to about 10 feet.  Most prefer part day sun although a few take full sun.  Also, most prefer a frost free area. 

Ravanala Madagascarensis Tropical Plants

The Ravanala Madagascarensis plant is known by many but it is not actually a palm at all.  This Plant looks like one but is more closely related to banana or Birds of Paradise.  It is unique in that the foliage grows in one plane, it is flat plant when looking from one side.  It’s common after visiting the tropics, some see this unusual plant and call us to get one.  The Traveler Palm is not particularly cold hardy.  It prefers sun.  If you get colder than 32 degrees F., it is a risky plant for you.   Also, there is the wives tale that plants should be planted East-West to maximize sun exposure.   We usually have some sizes available


Ferns are a group of plants that typically prefer filtered light and like humidity and water.  They make ideal companion plants, easily fitting between larger plant species like palms.  There are many forms and varieties of ferns including some that even make trees that are over 30 feet tall. 

Hibiscus Tropical Plants

Hibiscus is quite broad, comprising several hundred species that are native to warm temperate, subtropical and tropical regions throughout the world. Custom Grown Greenhouse and Garden center carries many options and colors. Member species are renowned for their large, showy flowers and those species are commonly known simply as “hibiscus”, or less widely known as rose mallow. Other names include hardy hibiscus, rose of sharon, and tropical hibiscus.

A tea made from hibiscus flowers is known by many names around the world and is served both hot and cold. The beverage is known for its red colour, tart flavour, and vitamin C content.

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