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I've never shown you tropical flowers growing in the field???

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I can't believe it... but I was thinking about it the other day. I have completely ignored the fact that a lot of people simply have no idea how our flowers grow.

So I thought I'd take a few photos and share them. They are in no particular order, just a few samples of what is about on the farm right now. If anything takes your fancy or if you have a question about a picture - feel free to ask!

Any questions - just email to sales@tropicalblooms.com.au

Costus Baby French Kiss - all year round production... which is rare for tropicals.

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Diffenbachia - a great choice for larger displays

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Costus Red - awesome summer flower

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Firebird - my favourite medium sized crab claw

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Costus Green - a great little 'beehive' style flower... but the plant spreads easily.

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Ginger Alpinia Red - we trim all of the foliage off the flower stem before shipping.

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Cordyline Shade house - oodles of different coloured foliage in here.

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More claws - these guys don't have a long flower season - but great for large work 

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A nice tulip ginger - just starting to flower...

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Flowers, Foliage and Frogs = a good mix

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Tropical Fever - The Wet Season

I simply cannot explain to someone who has not experienced a tropical wet season what it is like. I personally love it. Heat, humidity and lots of rain that seems to appear out of no where. The way that our plants grow in this climate is amazing. They literally change overnight in some cases.With this [...]

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Running the farm v's running the business

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The benefits of cyclones

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The difference between Mokara (Vanda style) and Dendrobium (Singapore style) orchids

A lot of people have trouble determining the difference between the two main orchid varieties we sell. I thought I'd give you all a quick summary of how to quickly tell them apart. We often sell them mixed together, so its handy to know.The two main varieties are Mokara and Dendrobium orchids. Of course we [...]

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The key to long lasting flowers?

The key to lasting tropical flowers is pretty simple. By following some of the basic points below - you will be able to maximise your flowers life.Here are a few basic guidelines and fundamentals that should be followed.Water is critical. All flowers (and foliage for that matter) begin to decline as moisture and food reserves [...]

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