A Photo Gallery of Various 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.