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Tropical Plants for South Carolina

Growing tropical plants in South Carolina can be an enjoyable and rewarding experience, thanks to the state’s relatively mild climate and suitable growing conditions.

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With the right care and attention and plants from Tropical Plants of Florida, it’s possible to create a lush, tropical haven in your own backyard, on your porch, or inside your South Carolina home.

South Carolina encompasses USDA hardiness zones 7a to 9a, making it a warmer and more hospitable environment for many tropical plants compared to some other regions. The state enjoys average humidity levels ranging from 65% to 75%, which can be conducive to the growth of a variety of tropical species.

It rains a lot, and the location of South Carolina near the Atlantic Ocean provides warm air and moisture. The Appalachian mountain range to the north of the state also helps by stopping freezing air, making the winters less harsh. 

Top Tropical Plants to Grow in South Carolina 

Following are some tropical plants that you can grow in your South Carolina garden.

Canna Lily (Canna spp.)

Growing canna lilies in South Carolina can be a rewarding experience, as these tropical plants thrive in the state’s mild climate and add a splash of color to your garden. With their bold foliage and vibrant flowers, canna lilies make a statement in any landscape. Tropical Plants of Florida grows gorgeous yellow, red, pink, and peach canna lilies.

Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae)

Known for their exotic, bird-like flowers, bird of paradise plants thrive in well-drained soil and full sun to partial shade, which is perfect for Tropical plant for Carolina’s coastal plains and sandy soil.

Windmill Palm (Trachycarpus fortunei)

Growing windmill palms in South Carolina is an excellent choice for adding an exotic touch to your landscape. This hardy palm tree can tolerate the mild climate of South Carolina and is relatively low-maintenance.

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