and landscaping is not really any different than other types of gardening. Tropical plants still require the same basic needs for healthy growth such as water, soil and fertilization. With tropical gardening you really don’t have to worry about over-wintering plants since this zone is 9-11 and is considered perfect for growing tropicals where temperatures are usually warm, humid with plenty moisture and no threat of freezing temperatures. If you live outside tropical – semi tropical zones like many of us do you can still grow and enjoy these beautiful and exotic plants outdoors and indoors with protection from direct sun on some varieties giving them dappled to indirect lighting as well as protection. Bring them indoors, cover them or add mulching to keep the soil warmer.