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The 3 best sun-loving, tropical houseplants for you in 2022

The 3 best sun-loving, tropical houseplants for you in 2022
If you're looking for the best sun-loving, tropical houseplants to decorate your living spaces with in 2022, you're at the right place! On this page, we're going to discuss the best plants for you and your house! I've personally selected these plants to be the best match for a sun-loving, tropical houseplant. Let's find the best sun-loving, tropical house plant for you!
  1. Alocasia Zebrina
  2. Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia)
  3. Croton

1. Alocasia Zebrina

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The ultimate guide for Alocasia Zebrina plant care

In this ultimate guide, we'll cover everything you need to know to be able to care for your Alocasia Zebrina. Using these tips and tricks will help you to keep your Alocasia Zebrina happy and help it thrive. The Alocasia Zebrina really is a beautiful plant that makes a statement in any room.

Read more about taking care of an Alocasia Zebrina

2. Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia)

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The ultimate guide for a Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia)

The Bird of Paradise is one of the most well-known tropical houseplants. It's a very fast-growing plant that loves a lot of sunlight and moisture. It's not a difficult plant to take care of, but it does have its challenges. It grows...big. This plant can grow up to 1.80m (6ft) tall and 1.20m (4ft) wide.

Read more about taking care of a Bird of Paradise

3. Croton

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The ultimate guide for Croton plant care

Crotons are beautiful plants with the wildest leaves you'll have in your house. The colors and shapes of the leaves are very different from any other plant you might have seen. They're great plants for beginners and for those that tend to overwater their plants.

Read more about taking care of Crotons

I hope you've found your new sun-loving, tropical houseplant to improve your living spaces! If you're looking for more information, you can click the link by each plant to read more about taking care of these plants and see if it's a good match for you.

Frequently asked questions

Can an Alocasia Zebrina grow in Leca?
Yes, Leca is a great way to grow an Alocasia Zebrina without risking overwatering your plant.
Can any Alocasia plant grow in Leca?
Yes, any Alocasia plant can grow in Leca. The Leca helps to water the plant properly and as long as you add hydroponics fertilizer to the water when you water your plant, it'll be happy and healthy.
When is the right time to repot an Alocasia Zebrina?
It's the right time to repot your Alocasia Zebrina when the roots are starting to come out of the bottom. This means that the roots and gone everywhere inside of the pot and there is only one way out: the bottom.
Is it difficult to repot an Alocasia Zebrina?
It doesn't have to be difficult to repot an Alocasia Zebrina. If you're only looking to move the plant to a bigger pot, it's very easy to repot this plant. If you want to separate multiple plants into multiple pots, it's a little more difficult, because the Alocasia Zebrina roots will be tangled in the soil.
How do you propagate an Alocasia Zebrina?
You can propagate an Alocasia Zebrina through propagation by division. This means that you can take the bulbs off of the roots of the parent plant and grow them to small plants separately.
How often should I water my Alocasia Zebrina?
It's time to water the Alocasia Zebrina when the leaves start to droop down. This is a sign that the stems aren't full of water anymore. When the stems are full, the leaves will be raised again.
Do I need to mist my Alocasia Zebrina every day?
Alocasia Zebrinas love humidity. One way of achieving this is misting the big leaves daily. However, if you have other measures in place to keep the humidity high (above 60%), you won't have to mist the leaves daily.
Should I rotate my Alocasia Zebrina?
Alocasia Zebrinas grow towards the light. To avoid the plant growing to one side you can rotate it 90 degrees every day to keep the plant straight.
What is Neem oil?
Neem Oil is a natural essential oil from a Neem tree. It's often used in vegetable and fruit gardens to fight pests, but can also be used for a lot of other purposes.
Does Neem Oil smell bad?
Neem Oil has a strong scent, this scent is what scares off any pests. It smells a little like garlic and nuts combined. This can be a bad smell to some, but a good smell to others.
Can you use Neem oil on any plant?
You can use Neem Oil on most plants, but it won't be effective on plants that don't have smooth surfaces. If your plants have fur, needles, and any other way to allow pests to crawl deeper in the leaves to escape the Neem Oil, it won't be effective.
Is the Bird of Paradise toxic to pets?
The Bird of Paradise is only toxic to pets when they chew on the flower and/or seeds. If you notice vomiting and suspect your pet might have chewed on the plant, call your veterinarian for advice.
How big does a Strelitzia get?
A Strelitzia becomes around 1.80m (6ft) tall and 1.20m (4ft) wide. This means it's a large plant for which you'll need a lot of space in a bright spot.
How much sunlight does a Bird of Paradise need?
A bird of paradise needs bright indirect sunlight to grow properly. It can take direct sunlight, but not direct sunlight during the afternoon. It won't grow well in low-light places.
Why are the leaves falling off the Croton?
The Croton drops its leaves when it is in shock. Crotons go into shock quite easily by any change, like: moving the plant, changing temperatures, and changing watering schedules.
My Croton is dropping leaves, is it dying?
Your croton might be in shock and this is how the plant shows you this. Keep caring for your Croton properly and it'll be in good shape again soon.
How often should I water my Croton?
You should water your croton as soon as the top 5 cm (2 in) of the soil is dry. This plant needs to be in moist soil most of the time.