Tropical inspired-décor is hot this year, and the perfect way to heat up your home’s décor for summer is to start with an exotic flower arrangement. The striking shapes of tropical flowers and their bold colors will instantly transform your home into a beach side cabana.
Tropical blooms are imported to your local florist from the world’s most exotic regions, and are therefore usually more expensive than locally grown flowers. There are, however, many benefits of tropical flowers that will make their added cost worthwhile.
- Tropical Flowers are Long-Lasting
Tropical blooms are all extraordinarily long-lasting as cut flowers. Tropical blooms, such as orchids, heliconias, anthirium, protea, birds of paradise, and ginger will last from as much as a month when cared for properly.
Striking Blossoms Require Only a Few Flowers for Arrangements
Because the blossoms of tropical flowers are typically large, uniquely shaped, and vibrant in color, you can get away with using only a few blooms, as we did in our arrangement of heliconias, anthirium, and pin-cushion protea. Three to five stems of tropical flowers are all you need to make a beautiful display. You can choose an arrangement of one type of exotic flower only or mix a variety of tropical blooms.
Vibrant Hues Are Perfect to Complement Your Summer Décor
Tropical and exotic flowers come in the boldest shades of red, orange, yellow, pink. With orchids you can add green and purple as well. These are the shades of the tropics and add the colors of summer everywhere. Choosing tropical flowers will add splashes of unfading color to your home for weeks to come.
Once you have chosen your tropical blooms, you can quickly and easily create the perfect arrangement for your home. You will be surprised how easy it is to transform your home into an exotic retreat.
To make a tropical floral arrangement you will need:
- A few tropical blooms to be the main focus of your arrangement. You can choose from tropical favorites like such as
- Birds of Paradise
- Red or Pink Ginger
- Calla Lillies
The perfect container, which is just as important as the flowers you fill it with.
- Vases, bowls, and boxes made of exotic woods such as bamboo or mango wood are a perfect complement to your tropical arrangement.
- A glass vase lined with tei leaves is another popular option that will give your arrangement a unique look.
Tropical greenery to finish off your arrangement.
One of the best things about tropical floral arrangements is that there is a wide variety of exotic greenery that can be used to accent your blooms. Like the flowers, tropical greenery is usually unique in shape and size. Two or three tei leaves or philadendron leaves will add just the right touch of exotic greenery to your display.
Floral Tools, such as clippers, floral wire, floral tape, as needed.
Shallow containers, like the black wooden box we used, should be filled with floral foam that has been soaked and completely saturated in water. The floral foam will serve as the anchor for your blooms.
Artistic placement of your blooms and greenery.
- Your blossoms will be the main focus of your arrangement, so place them first. Choose a tall flower with a thick, sturdy stem, such as a heliconia or bird of paradise, and place that first, making it your tallest flower in the arrangement.
Working outward, place your blooms so that they angle away from your central flower, and decrease the height of your flowers as you go.
Place your greenery last, making sure that your greenery does not overpower or hide any of your flowers.
With your new arrangement, sit back, sip a pina colada, and enjoy the touch of the tropics that the summery blooms have brought to your home.
Are you looking for more tips of how to make your home ready for summer? Visit our Summertime Central for decorating ideas.