Learn about growing exotic and not so exotic plants in the AZ desert such as bananas, lemon grass,
white sapote, papayas, plumerias, peaches, orchid trees, citrus, loquats, avocados,
pineapples, hibiscus, tropical birds of paradise and more.
Welcome to Phoenix Tropicals.
This gardening site is dedicated to sharing information I have gained over the years from personal
experience, lots of reading, and from fellow enthusiasts.
The focus here is to provide regional information on a few select varieties that
are of particular interest. Mostly importantly, to answer the question
"Will that plant actually survive and produce here?". Often the answer to that question is
surprisingly "Yes". Although sometimes the answer is that your plant has a better chance
of surviving a trip through a wood chipper.
Links to other sites are generously provided
in the footer of many of the pages to give you a chance to expand your knowledge elsewhere. You will find these links particularly interesting if
you are looking for a more scientific treatment of the subject.
However, keep in mind that most of these links will lead you to information pertaining
to plant care either on the California coast or in Florida.
The menu bar up top can be used to navigate around this site.
Some additional shortcut links are provided below to allow quick access to
sections featured more deeply within the site.
So, put on the salsa music, make a margarita
and start thinking tropical.
For more information on growing tropical and subtropical fruit in
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Phoenix Tropicals is a proud member of the California Rare Fruit Growers Club.