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Best Tropical Flowers and Plants for Summer

Best Exotic Flowers

We could all use a little tropical infusion in our lives. What better way than with some tropical houseplants or bouquets? Houseplants are good for our health as is, so adding a nice, tropical vibe could only be even better. If your house or office space needs a little breath of fresh air and color, look no further than a tropical houseplant.

There’s something wild and wonderful about exotic flowers. Maybe it’s because they’re not something we’re used to seeing on our regular walks around the neighborhood. Perhaps it’s because they’re just so bold, bright, and eye-catching. No matter the reasons behind our intrigue, exotic flower delivery is a wonderful way to draw extra attention and add a touch of warmth and sunshine to a room. Check out our favorite exotic and tropical flowers below!

Tropical Flowers for Bouquets


Resembling lobster claws in some instances or the similar-looking bird-of-paradise flowers in others, Heliconias come in a range of bright reds, oranges, yellows, pinks, greens, and purples. If you’re looking for sizeable exotic flowers to fill up a bouquet, this bloom works well. Each stem has a cluster of colorful leaves sure to catch the eye.


If you’re looking for some truly tropical flowers, then proteas should be your flower of choice. Named for a Greek god, these otherworldly blooms are sure to impress. There’s a good reason for their unique look, too—these flowers are thought to be among the oldest blooms on the planet.

Proteas stand for courage, change, and transformation. They come in a range of colors and are often quite large in size, so even adding just one to a bouquet makes a striking statement. There’s even a variety called blushing bride, which is just perfect if you’re trying to create an exotic wedding bouquet.

Calla Lily

Calla lilies have become an incredibly popular choice for bouquets. Their sleek, modern look strikes a chord with many flower lovers on the hunt for exotic flowers. Callas are available in a variety of bold colors, with the pure white variety being a favorite for weddings as its clean look and sculptural lines create an artful bridal bouquet. Calla lilies look equally stunning arranged among other blooms or tied together on their own.


It’s not just a tasty spice to add to your cookies. Ginger plants grow lovely blooms that make wonderful additions to any tropical flower bouquet. The flowers come in sunset shades of pink, red and yellow and have a very distinctive sultry appeal. These eye-catching beauties add a burst of color and island style to any arrangement.


Though they often look soft and delicate, orchids are made to stand up to heat. They grow in very hot climates and often have a waxy feel that helps them withstand higher temperatures. If you’re looking for summertime flowers or are trying to find blooms for a destination bridal bouquet somewhere tropical, orchids are a great option. They come in a wide variety of different looks and colors and they add stand-out style to any arrangement.

Some popular varieties to include are dendrobium, cymbidium, phalaenopsis, and oncidium. They look gorgeous on their own, but they also work well mixed in among other exotic beauties, such as heliconia, spectabilis, costus, and calathea.


Another attention-grabbing tropical bloom is the anthurium. These flowers scream exotic. You don’t need many of them to create an impact, as they have a style all their own. Even better, they come in a whole host of stunning colors, including red, pink, purple, orange, green and even dark blue.

Best Tropical Plants for Your Home

Check out a few of the best tropical houseplants and tips for how to care for them!

Rubber Plants

Rubber plants, otherwise known as rubber trees or Ficus Elastica, are a great option as far as tropical houseplants. They have large glossy leaves that are either solid green or a combination of colors and boy do their leaves fill any room with life!

Snake Plants

Snake plants come in a lot of different sizes and are ready to clean the air in your home with its green spiky leaves! The snake plant goes by a few names, they are known as the snake plant; the mother-in-law’s tongue; bowstring hemp; the devil’s tongue; or the lucky plant. Not only are these tropical houseplants good for the air, but they are also “tolerant to neglect” AKA all my wannabe plant parents who have killed more than their fair share of plants need to try again with a snake plant. Even if you forget about them for a bit, they are very resilient!


Begonias are a tropical houseplant fan favorite for their bright pink, white, or scarlet leaves. If you are looking for a tropical houseplant to brighten up any room, the begonia is your plant!

Chinese Evergreen

Chinese Evergreens are tropical houseplants that grow beautiful, green, leathery leaves with the occasional silver marbling. From time to time, the Chinese Evergreens leaves grow calla-like blooms that develop red berries.

Whether you live in a steamy locale or just love an alluring exotic flower bouquet, tropical blooms are a memorable flower choice. The Bouqs Co. offers a top-notch selection of show-stopping tropical Bouqs, each bundled with bold tropical greenery to enhance that island feel. Order some for yourself or have them delivered to someone who’d appreciate a little sunshine in their life. Our flowers are cut-to-order so they always arrive as fresh as possible – happiness guaranteed! And we offer great tips on caring for your tropical flowers if you need a little guidance.

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