Six on Saturday. Summer Tropicals

I decided to join the Six on Saturday meme at The Propagator’s blog this week. I live and blog in South Florida. Having been down here a while, I still think a lot of the flora is weird but cool. Here are six tropicals blooming in my garden this week:

Flaming Torch Bromeliad. A common and colorful addition to our late summer gardens.

Billbergia pyramidalis.


Beautyberry, a native shrub with magnificent fruit.

Calliocarpa americana. 00100lPORTRAIT_00100_BUbeautyberry

One of my very favorite Bromeliads, reliable and so funky. And a great cut flower.

Aechmea miniata.


Late summer brings Cattleya Orchids to the garden, the next ones will be huge, white and fragrant. These grow in my neighbor’s Hong Kong Orchid (Bauhinia) tree.00100lportrait_00100_burst20190710131119708_cover

Another common summer flowering Bromeliad. Little Harv.

Aechmea ‘Little Harv’


More Florida funkness, this is a Jatropha – called Coral Plant usually and considered a novelty, flowering off and on all summer.

Jatropha multifida.


Happy Gardening Saturday and thanks to The Propagator for hosting.


22 comments on “Six on Saturday. Summer Tropicals

  1. Lucky you – all those exotic plants and flowers! Lovely!

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  2. Just so you know. It’s 77 degrees and raining here. Lovely photos as usual Queen.

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  3. Gorgeous exotics as always theshrubqueen


  4. Eliza Waters says:

    Tropical wonders! I really like the Jatropha multifida’s cool leaves.


  5. For me, the weirder the better. I thought plants were very different here, but you’ve got me beat. We are at 95 plus with no rain in my area. The clouds literally split when they get close. I noticed trees are starting to die.

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  6. tonytomeo says:

    Is beautyberry tropical?! I thought it grew farther north as well.

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