50 Types of Tropical Flowers 

(With Pictures and Care Tips)

The tropical regions of the world are home to an enormous variety of plant life, including countless tropical plants. This list brings you 50 favorite types of tropical flowers with a few fun facts and care tips to help you grow them, too.

1. Amaryllis

Not to be confused with plants from the Amaryllis genus, the Hippeastrum genus of the Amaryllidaceae plant family contains about 90 species and over 600 hybrids of bulbous flowering plants that are commonly called amaryllis flowers.

2. Paperflower or Lesser Bougainvillea

Native to eastern South America, the Bougainvillea glabra is a species of climbing shrub in the Nyctaginaceae plant family, and one of the most commonly grown types of bougainvillea.

3. Garden Cosmos or Mexican Aster

These flowers are native to Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize, the Cosmos bipinnatus belongs to the daisy plant family (Asteraceae) and is, perhaps, the most popular variety of cosmos to grow from seeds in the garden.

4. Anthurium or Flamingo Flower

Native to the rainforests of Columbia and Ecuador the Anthurium andraeanum is species of flowering plant that belongs to the Araceae plant family.

5. Bush Lily

Native to South Africa, the Clivia miniata is a rhizomatic flowering plant that belongs to the Amaryllidaceae plant family. The plant has also been naturalized in Mexico and is commonly grown in gardens in Australia and New Zealand.

6. Blood Lily

Belonging to the Amaryllidaceae plant family, the blood lily has a broad native range which includes the Arabian Peninsula, most of Sub-Saharan Africa, and Seychelles. Blood lilies grow from rhizomatic bulbs and produce false stems that are made of leaves.

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