Phoenix Tropicals

Learn about growing exotic and not so exotic plants in the AZ desert such as bananas, lemon grass, guavas, mangoes, white sapote, papayas, plumerias, peaches, orchid trees, citrus, loquats, avocados, pineapples, hibiscus, tropical birds of paradise and more.

Plumeria from cutting - Singapore Obtusa 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.

Recommended reading.
For sale on Amazon Books.

Fruits of Warm Climates Hardcover

Fruits of Warm Climates is the encyclopedia for those who want to know. In one definitive volume, Morton explores the world of tropical and subtropical fruit, providing information on the history of the plants, cultivation techniques, food and alternative uses, nutrition, varieties, and much more. Written in a professional yet accessible voice, Fruits of Warm Climates is a must-have for anyone interested in tropical horticulture.


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