Tag Archives: Tropical Pond Plants

Summer heat

This has been a hot summer so far. Its important if you have fish in your pond that you make sure the water isn’t too warm for them. As your water evaporates replenish with cool water. Your fish will be happy! The tropical waterlilies sure are blooming up a storm in my pond.     […]

Season changes

  I’m not certain of the identity of this butterfly.  I thought perhaps it was a male Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.    I’m really not certain, although it sure liked my dwarf crab-apple tree.  It came back day after day…..I’m thinking it was the same one. I know we don’t want to think about it but […]

End of Year Sale

We have alot of plants on sale now so check them out at our store.  You still have time to get them planted and established before the cold weather hits us.  We’re all enjoying our ponds now and the hard labor we’ve all put into it this spring.  We get alot of our customers pictures of […]

Fall & Winter Care of Floating Plants

Floating plants such as Water Hyacinth and Water Lettuce are considered tropical and will not survive temperatures below freezing. After the first hard frost,  remove them from the pond to prevent them from decaying and adding unwanted debris to the pond.   Trying to winter them over indoors is difficult.   They need to be kept in […]

Fall & Winter Care of Tropical Bog Plants

Many of the tropical bog plants will winter well indoors in a sunny window or under a flouresant grow light. They do not need to be submerged in water. Keep the soil constantly moist by placing the potted plants in a tray of water.

Taro Plants

There are several different types of Taro Plants and although they are considered a tropical plant they are one of the easiest plants to winter over as a houseplant.  Large leaves and each growing to heights of 2′ to 4′ high with leaves up to 24″.   Taro or sometimes called elephant ears, are native to […]