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A Photo Gallery of Various Tropical Flowers

Updated on November 25, 2011
Photo 1 - Yellow with coral colored center, Hibiscus
Photo 1 - Yellow with coral colored center, Hibiscus | Source
Photo 2
Photo 2 | Source
Photo 3 - Multi colored orhids
Photo 3 - Multi colored orhids | Source
Photo 4 - This has to be one of the most unique and weird flowers I have ever seen to date.  I love the wild looking design of it, ruffled, and red and green coloring.  Too weird, but fun!
Photo 4 - This has to be one of the most unique and weird flowers I have ever seen to date. I love the wild looking design of it, ruffled, and red and green coloring. Too weird, but fun! | Source
Photo 5
Photo 5 | Source
Photo 6
Photo 6 | Source
Photo 7
Photo 7 | Source
Photo 8 -  This can be seen more closely in photo 9, below.  I love the colors on this flower, so unique.
Photo 8 - This can be seen more closely in photo 9, below. I love the colors on this flower, so unique. | Source

Tropical Flowers

Tropical flowers are some of the most unique and beautiful in all the world. I have never had the opportunity to be a tropical rain forest, though I hope to one day. The next best thing for me is to travel and visit the tropical conservatories in the United States. There is so much to learn and something new always seems to be in bloom compared to the time before. That is my experience anyway. If you are looking for a tropical conservatory in your general vicinity, don't forget to look into butterfly conservatories as well. They, most often, will be very similar to a tropical rainforest setting.

One thing to keep in mind is that these places can be very warm and humid. You can't be too proud to sweat a little, or mind if you hair frizzes up a little bit! Its very much worth the efforts, in my opinion. I hope you enjoy the flower photos I have collected over the years from my experiences viewing them in gardens.

Pictures of Tropical Flowers

Photo 1 and 12 - These are both hibiscus flowers, though totally different in their coloring from one another. Number 1 is yellow with a pink or coral colored center. I simply love the cheerfulness of this flower! The color is so warm and inviting, and I would grow this in my yard for sure if it could stand the winters in the Midwest. Its not meant to be, so I have to enjoy them while I can. Number 12, is a beautiful red, with a view from the side. The stamen, or centers of these flowers are rather long and so unique looking. Having this color in one's garden will also attract hummingbirds as well.

Photo 2 - There are two in this photo. The red bromeliad is to the right, and the long white flower or pod looks like something I had never seen before! It is quite unique, and could be the flower or seed pods of whatever flower or plant that grew it. Very interesting and big too!

Photo 3 - I love these beautiful magenta and light yellow colored orchids in this photo. They hang rather beautifully, and would such a treat to have in one's own garden. Such exotic flowers.

Photo 4 - Super rare and unique looking flower here! It has a larger "ruffly" green hard part at the top. It has little red blossoms down poking out of it here and there. From my experience so far, there has been nothing quite like this flower in the United States that I have ever seen.

Photo 5 - These red and yellow spiky flowers are also rather unique. Their petal pattern has a somewhat sawtooth edge look to it. Its these kinds of flowers among some others here that make me wonder what kind of insects pollinate them. Hmmm... Would it just be the same as all the other flower pollinators that we are used to seeing?

Photo 6 - These ones have large leaves that surround smaller white flower clusters. Very tropical looking.

Photo 7 - Now these are some of the most wild looking ones of all! They are really large, and in the tops of what seem to be tall, tropical trees. The design is amazing to me, and very bold against the green. This is a perfect example of what I mean when I say that its worth going back to the tropical types of gardens, again and again. I had been so many times and never ever saw these in bloom until this last visit! I am so glad I didn't miss them this time!

Photo 8 & 9 - These are really unique flowers, though somewhat hard to photograph for whatever reason (for me anyway). The top picture (8), shows it more from a distance, and photo 9 shows the little parts closer up. Such unique colors that I have never seen combined into one flower or pod before. There is like a mint green, deeper purple, and coral colors all combined. This is one I wish you could see in person so you could see how amazing it is.

Photo 10 - With a yellow and deep maroon color, these flowers form almost a little pouch or pocket (that is open) around the white parts inside. They seem to hang on a unique vine, and make me feel like I am stepping back into some prehistoric time or something!

Photo 11- These flowers with the wonderful pink are, again, like nothing I had ever seen before! They open up, and seem to drop what looks like a cluster of berries or something. Really as odd as that sounds, it's a bit too simplistic for what I observed in them. They have a feel of something from some wonderland, like something I would see in a fairy tail or Alice in Wonderland. A wonderful plant and flower!

**I hope you have enjoyed seeing these flowers here, but if I could again recommend somehow getting the chance to see them in person, its something you wouldn't regret. Sometimes the places that house such flowers are off the beaten path, or in a conservatory that maybe doesn't really seem attractive to you when you visit your local botanical garden. I assure you its worth the visit. Things to look up would butterfly houses, tropical conservatories, and even temperate houses.

Photo 9
Photo 9 | Source
Photo 10
Photo 10 | Source
Photo 11
Photo 11 | Source
Photo 12 - Red Hibiscus Flower
Photo 12 - Red Hibiscus Flower | Source


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    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Thank you for your comment, Aupadhyay! I am so glad you liked the hub article and photos of tropical flowers.

    • AUPADHYAY profile image



      What a marvelous hub. I liked it very much

    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Pamela, thanks for letting me know about photo 9, that is helpful and something I wouldn't have guessed, based on other bromeliads I have known. It makes it all the more interesting of a plant I think. I can't imagine a bouquet of them with those amazing flowers, but I bet it was beautiful!

      I love the story about finding them on Mother's Day, getting a bouquet of them and sketched and painted them! I will try to find the name, and let you know for sure here, or by message.

      Thanks for your kind words on my tropical flower photos.

    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Dahlia, thank you very much for your kind words about my photos. Thanks for sharing about photo 9 being of the bromeliad family, as I didn't know that! I truly appreciate comment and vote on my hub.

    • Pamela Kinnaird W profile image

      Pamela Kinnaird W 

      6 years ago from Maui and Arizona

      Your no. 9 photo of the Bromeliad family -- I first saw a bouquet of them at the medical clinic in Kahului. The receptionist didn't know the exact name of the plant. I was so excited about the plant but couldn't even find it on google or anywhere. Then one day, I walked into Safeway (on Maui) and there they were for sale for Mother's Day. $5.99 a stem. Needless to say, I bought myself a bouquet of them -- and sketched them and painted them. If you ever find out the name, please let me know.

      Your photos are amazing. Voting up, across and sharing.

    • Dahlia Flower profile image

      Dahlia Flower 

      6 years ago from Canada

      These photos are beautiful. Your No. 9 photo is of the Bromeliad family but its exact name I have never discovered.

      Wonderful hub. Voting up.

    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hello Kalmiya, thank you very much, I am so glad you liked them! I hear you when you say they can look almost like something else other than a flower or more like an insect or something. They are so different and odd, some of these tropical flowers. So happy you enjoyed them, thank you for letting me know and stopping by. Have a nice day.

    • Kalmiya profile image


      6 years ago from North America

      You have some great photos of tropical flowers! They can almost look like insects or not like flowers at all. Thanks for your pictures; enjoyed very much.

    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hi Peggy, thank you. :) So glad you stopped by.

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      Peggy Woods 

      6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Beautiful flower photos from you and I agree that when visiting butterfly prepared for warm and humid environments that also contain beautiful blooming plants. That is my experience also. I was intrigued with photo #4. Thanks!

    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Nexxus, I totally agree, that one looks like it could be in the ocean! I love the colors of that one, and I am glad you stopped by. Thanks for the comment. :)

      Dinkan, Thank you so much! I need to learn more about the medicinal properties of the hibiscus, as that is a topic I love to learn about. Glad you stopped by, and thank you for the comment. :)

      Vasantha, Thank you for your comment and visit! I love the lesser common ones as well, and will definitely be sharing more as I learn more about each of them. Glad you liked the photos. :)

      Aupadhyay, thanks for stopping by and looking at my photos. I really appreciate your comment. :)

    • AUPADHYAY profile image



      I am so hypnotized with the pictures that I cann't express my views. Beautiful and appreciated a lot.

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      vasantha T k 

      6 years ago from Bangalore

      flowers in photos 4, 9 10 11, are not so common to come across, they are beautiful, if names were attached more could be known about them. Interesting hub.

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      6 years ago from India

      Mind-blowing beautiful pictures of flowers, I like hibiscus not only because it is beautiful, but also got very useful properties like medicinal and as a dye and beauty increasing agents.

    • Nexusx2 profile image


      6 years ago

      Nice album. its neat how some plants look like they belong in the ocean. like picture 9...

    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Mary, I will have to get back to you on those, as I honestly am not sure. They seem really rare to me too. When I know for sure, I will post the names.

      I love that you got to visit Costa Rica, and it would be so neat to see those orchids growing in the wild! Thank you so much for your kind words and visit! :)

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      Mary Hyatt 

      6 years ago from Florida

      #4 and #9: what is the name of these? I live in S. Fl. and I grow some tropicals, but I've never seen these flowers before. I visited Costa Rica, and they have orchids growing wild in the rain forest. They are so beautiful. As usual, your photography is magnificent! Voted this UP, etc.etc.

    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Sweetie1, Thank you very much for your comment and visit :)

      Brooke, thanks so much! I appreciate it! :)

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      Brooke Lorren 

      6 years ago from Mesa, Arizona

      These are great photos. Very beautiful.

    • sweetie1 profile image


      6 years ago from India

      Beautiful flowers. Thanks for sharing


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