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Add A Touch Of The Exotic

Aug 17, 2007
Are you getting bored with your house? Are you getting tired of seeing the same plants over and over? Do you want an easy and quick way to spice things up? If so, you should consider using exotic plants to change the look and feel of your house. After all, an exotic plant or a vase of ornamental exotic flowers is a heck of a lot cheaper than new furniture and less time consuming than painting the walls a vibrant new color. This article highlights some of the best exotic plants you can use in your home.

Bird of Paradise

There are few exotic plants more impressive than the bird of paradise. A native of South Africa (where it is called the crane plant), the bird of paradise can now be found all over the world, a result of its obvious beauty. Standing as much as two meters tall, the bird of paradise is commonly used for ornamental purposes. The bird of paradise was given its name because of its similarity to the bird species of the same name; the bird of paradise's fan shaped stems are said to resemble the head and beak of a bird.

Hawaiian flowers

As with anything to do with Hawaiian culture, Hawaiian flowers are very popular at the moment. Hawaiian flowers are especially good if you are trying to give your house a tropical feel, and are sure to be the perfect exotic plant to give your flower arrangement a carefree, summery look. And there are few plants more exotic and unique than a Hawaiian lava plant, grown on the Big Island right on the lava stone. The main kinds of lava plants you want to look for are bromeliad and anthurium lava plants. Each of these lava plants is vibrantly colored. The colourful middle stem of the bromeliad is surrounded by a circle of fronds. And most anthurium plants have a heart shaped flower that is so bright it looks like glossy paint. Don't settle for roses and tulips, they have been done to death. What could be more romantic and memorable than a heart shaped potted anthurium plant?

Orchids

Orchids are the most popular exotic plants. The reason for this is many people think they are simply the most beautiful exotic plant in the world. Orchids are also surprisingly easy to grow, and the blooms of live plants last for weeks or even months. Even though orchids are extremely popular, there are so many different kinds of orchids, you can easily pick orchids as your exotic plants without too much fear that you are just following the crowd. Indeed, there are literally thousands upon thousands of different varieties of flowering orchids.

Exotic flowers are an easy way to make an impressive and unique design statement in your home. Instead of getting the same kinds of plants from the same places, it's time to branch out into exotic plants and shake up your routine! Turn your drab room around with a bird of paradise, Hawaiian lava plant or beautiful orchid. Or even get creative and mix all three of these exotic plants.
About the Author
Steve Dolan loves flowers and plants of all types. Exotic flowers are a major focal point. Try some yourself at Exotic Flowers and Exotic Plants and for great arrangments try Flower Arrangements
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