Tropicals & Citrus
At City Floral Garden Center, we will teach you how to put in a little work (and a lot of sunshine) into tropical plants and citrus trees, so you can squeeze fresh, home-grown lemonade or enjoy large, tropical hibiscus flowers – even in the winter!
Many people use tropical plants as beautiful focal points on their patios for seasonal color in the spring and summer. In sunny Denver, our hot climate is perfect for tropical bloomers like Hibiscus, Mandevilla, Bougainvillea, Jasmine, and many more. Just don’t forget to feed these hungry plants plenty of bloom-boosting fertilizer!
Winter Care for Tropical Plants and Citrus Trees
We know Colorado weather can bring surprises (snow in spring, 70-degree days in winter, and so much more), so what do you do when the temperature begins to drop? If you have a warm spot in your house that receives at least four hours of direct sun, then you can successfully keep your tropical plants alive and winter-over your tropicals indoors. Before you do this, keep in mind these tips on cultivating tropicals and citrus:
- Make sure your plants and flowers are free of bugs before introducing them into your home. We recommend a systemic pesticide to all blooming tropicals when they are in a home.
- Give your tropical plants a good pruning, 6-8 inches, to encourage new growth.
- Be patient, even plants need some rest
- Fertilize your tropical and citrus plants often and watch them grow!
Want to learn more about planting, growing, and harvesting tropical plants and citrus trees? Visit our tree nursery, garden store, and garden gift shop at 1440 Kearney St., Denver, CO 80220, and our staff can help you out!
You can also call us at (303) 399-1177 with any questions. We look forward to working with you and your family soon!