tropical garden - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by martinez_m_4
March 9, 2009
what kind of plants can I plant in a patio that is covered and does not have sun light?

Answer from NGA
March 9, 2009
Lots of tropical looking plants will grow in shady conditions. Here are a few suggestions:

Acalypha hispida (Chenile Plant); Acalypha wilkesiana (Copper-Leaf Plant);
Achimenes spp. (Magic Flower);Adiantum radianum (Maidenhair Fern);Aechmea fasciata
(Silver Vase); Aeschynanthus marmoratus (Zebra Basket Vine); Aeschynanthus pulcher
( Lipstick Vine); Anthurium clarinervium (Dwarf Crystal Anthurium); Anthurium hookeri
(Bird?s Nest Anthurium); Anthurium scherzeranum (Flamingo Flower); Aphelandra squarrosa (Zebra Plant); Cissus antarctica (Kangaroo Vine);Cissus rhombifolia
Grape Leaf Ivy; Cissus rotundifolia Wax Cissus; Cyanotis somalensis Pussy Ears;
Cyclanthus bipartitus Panama Hat Plant; Cyrtomium falcatum ( Holly Fern);
Cyrtosperma johnstonii (Cyrtosperma); Fatsia japonica (Japanese Aralia); Ficus benjamina ( Weeping Fig); Ficus deltoidea ( Mistletoe Ficus); Ficus elastica ?Decora?
(Rubber Plant); Ficus lyrata (Fiddle-Leaf Fig); Ficus parcellii ( Clown Fig);
Fittonia verschaffeltii (Fittonia).

There are many others. Enjoy your tropical garden!

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