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Tropical Flowers - Exotic and Interesting

Updated on February 18, 2012

Beautiful and unique tropical flowers

I love all kinds of flowers, but tropical flowers are especially enjoyable to see. Perhaps I think this is so, because I have not lived in places where tropical flowers grow naturally. I think they are amazing and very unique.

Tropical flowers are sometimes also called exotic flowers, because they tend to be associated and found in very lush and alluring locations in the world. The locations tend to be warm year round. Some of the tropical locations where these flowers grow best are Indonesia, Amazon Basin in Brazil, the Congo Basin in West Africa and Hawaii. Some have said that the tropical flowers we find in Hawaii, may have originally come from the other places just listed. Regardless, their beauty stands alone, and many have a remarkable fragrance as well.

Some tropical flowers have meanings associated with them. For instance, Birds of Paradise flowers convey joyfulness while Orchids represent Luxury and rare beauty. I distinctly recall enjoying the birds of paradise plants my grandparents had growing up, in Southern California. I loved the bright and cheery colors and designs. They were remarkable. Proteas symbolize courage and diversity.

No matter what particular tropical flower we are talking about, they do have some things in common. They are often striking in nature and reflect a sense of adventure and excitement. Small masterpieces of art, and all from mother nature herself.

Some of the pictures I have taken here, are of flowers in a Butterfly house, where the "climate" is more like a rain forest, so the tropical plants really thrive here. The other location was in a climatron, at our local Botanical Garden which has a similar very particular "climate" inside.

Here is a sampling of some of the tropical plants and flowers I was able to enjoy.

My Pictures of some tropical flowers

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An amazing, Lantern Flower
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These flowers were long and very fuzzy, and the butterflies loved them.
These flowers were long and very fuzzy, and the butterflies loved them. | Source
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Bold and Bright Flowers in a Slideshow Video

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      PhoenixV 7 years ago from USA

      Really beautiful Pictures!

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      awcase 7 years ago

      those are great ocean love the flowers so different looking. i like them.

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      A. Jill 7 years ago

      More fantastic photos, Ocean and such a nice and informed presentation of them!

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      Paula 7 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Thank you so much Phoenix and Awcase :)

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      Paula 7 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Jill, thank you so much for stopping by. I appreciate your comments :)

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 5 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      oceansunsets,

      I grew the long flower too - tall and large and very vibrant. I like you love all flowers. Each is spectacular in its own right but tropical flowers - oh, I wish. Winter is upon us - you are so fortunate.

      Wonderful photos and great hub - thank you!

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      Paula 5 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Thank you, GmaGoldie! I am glad to know of fellow flower lovers. How great that you grew the long ones! I never have, and hope to one day though. I know, Winter is coming soon here too. Thanks for stopping by and for the comment. :)

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