Tropical Plants/Query ...


Good day
Searching for a 5 mini trees to beautify the front strip lot of a piece of land near a main road according to the following specs below.
- trees must be between 5 to 8 feet when fully matured and not exceed 8 feet
- tree must be able to survive in Tropical climate like Florida
- tree must require little maintenance and be very affordable
- tree should serve purpose to make a plain plot of land look attractive
Based on above specs what type(s) trees would you recommend.
Also are there any types of flowers or plants you recommend to plant in between. For this project I am searching for some of the most affordable types of trees, plants, flower since my budget is tiny.

Hi Sam, I would say that given your specs , Areca Palms would do the trick, they are pretty cheap, require little maintenance and will thrive in a tropical climate; in between I would say Crotons , they are colorful and also easy to care for. These two choices are also non shedding, there is no constant cleanup from dropping flowers etc. Nick

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Nick McCann


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