The easiest way to get a tropical feel in any garden is to introduce a few plants like the Lobster-claws or Heliconia spp. With stunning flowers to display, it can become an exclusive feature of your garden. There is always one that will suit your garden, from nearly 200 species and cultivars available in the market.
Semi shade or south facing gardens
Well drained/organic rich
Best time to plant is in autumn or early spring in cool subtropical climatic zones