Submitted by: Wilfredjg Maynard

We get quite a few inquiries pertaining to expanding Tropical plant nursery in gardens which are inclined to frost. It definitely is attainable to mature tropical plants, or tropical-seeking plants, in frost prone locations, as proven by several beautiful tropical gardens.

Not only are there tropical plants which can essentially deal with frost, which include some palms which can take care of temperatures of up to -10 degrees, but there are quite a few things you can do to boost the total temperature in your garden by producing a ‘micro-climate’, or to raise the temperature in one spot, around a plant which desires it.

Green-, or glass homes, are a fantastic way of increasing tropicals in the cold as it retains humidity superior and frost out. Xmas lights can be wrapped about shrubs and trees to enhance the air temperature, and brick pavements and walls are acknowledged to absorb warmth in the sun, and release it when it gets cool, benefiting the plants about it.

Frost normally settles from above, so a shade roof can be a great aid to preserve frost off your plants. Mulch will support preserve the ground insulated and warm.

Under are some examples of tropical plants that can handle frost or cold.

Frost Hardy Plants


– Arenga engleri (Dwarf Sugar Palm) -10

– Butia capitata (Wine Palm / Jelly Palm) -ten

– Phoenix canariensis (Canary Island Date Palm) -10

– Sabal minor (Dwarf Palmetto) -ten

– Washingtonia robusta (Mexican Fan Palm) -5



– Cycas revoluta (Sago Palm) -5

– Zamia furfuracea (Cardboard Palm) -two

Foliage & flowering plants:

– Bauhinia variegata (Purple Orchid Tree) -five

– Doryanthes excelsa (Gymea Lily) -5

– Dracaena draco (Dragon’s Blood Tree) -ten

– Myrciaria cauliflora (Jaboticaba) – 3

– Quisqualis indica (Rangoon Creeper) -1

– Xanthorrhoea johnsonii (Grass Tree) -fou


– Agave bracteosa (Squid Agave) -9

– Agave filifera (Thread Agave) – 9

– Agave parryi (Parry’s Agave) -9

– Agave victoria-reginae (Queen’s Agave) -9

– Yucca’s aprox -fou

Cold Hardy Plants


– Beccariophoenix madagascariensis (Window Pane Palm) ?C

– Caryota mitis (Clustering Fishtail Palm) ?C

– Chambeyronia macrocarpa (Flamethrower Palm + Blonde Flamethrower Palm) ?C

– Dypsis decaryi (Triangle Palm) ?C

– Dypsis fakey (Fakey Palm) ?C

– Dypsis leptocheilos (Red Neck Palm / Teddybear Palm) ?C

– Dypsis lutescens (Golden Cane) ?C

– Dypsis Pink Crown (Pink Crown Palm) ?C

– Hyophorbe lagenicaulis (Bottle Palm) ?C

– Hyophorbe verschaffeltii (Spindle Palm) ?C

– Phoenix roebelenii (Dwarf Date Palm) ?C

Flowering plants

– Lampranthus (Ice Plant) (?C – most effective safeguarded if for a very long time period of time)

– Markhamia lutea (Yellow Nile Tulip Tree) ?C

– Pandorea Woman Di (White Bower Vine) ?C

– Randia fitzalanii (Native Gardenia / Yellow Mangosteen) ?C

We suggest you slowly alter youthful plants to your local weather. Do not instantly expose them to wind, frost, salt, cold, sun and so on.! If you consider one particular of the plants previously mentioned is wrongly described, or you consider some of our other plants could be cold or frost hardy, please allow us know!

When you set out to store at your plant nursery, the similar query pops up every time: ‘How do I pick the proper plants for my garden?’ The most effective way is to obtain a nursery which has professional, handy staff, whether or not it is in person at your regional nursery, or through e mail or cellphone at your on the web nursery or mail purchase nursery.

About the Author: I have constantly been a fan of Do-it-yourself residence mods. I am at this time remodeling my property and I require to help save the most money I can!


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