Tropical gardens are a favourite for the Brisbane garden and are easy to look after once established but do take
time to do well. I like to use the heliconia as my base canopy plant but I have found it is best used in
wind-protected areas to protect the leaves.
Plants that work well under the canopy in a Tropical garden are Silver lady ferns, some types of Calathea, Brazilian walking iris, Pachystachys lutea and of course Begonias. I must not forget the native vireya that has the most amazing flower!