Tropical plant for dry shade

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jenniferholmes
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Tropical plant for dry shade

Post by jenniferholmes » Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:01 pm

Can anyone recommend a tropical looking large plant for a shady corner. My garden is in an old chalk put and it needs to compete with some large trees.

What does anyone recommend? Will a fatsia be ok?


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Re: Tropical plant for dry shade

Post by fern Rob » Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:16 pm

You need a tree fern icon_thumleft
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Re: Tropical plant for dry shade

Post by jenniferholmes » Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:26 pm

Really? I thought that would need water?


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Re: Tropical plant for dry shade

Post by fern Rob » Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:33 pm

They like shade. Just needs watering, it would look great.
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Re: Tropical plant for dry shade

Post by Tom2006 » Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:56 pm

A tree fern wouldn't like it dry, so like Rob says it would take lots and lots of water. If your not after a large specimen how about some ideas from here (I have no affiliation to the website).

http://www.plantdelights.com/Dry-Shade- ... ducts/955/
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Re: Tropical plant for dry shade

Post by jungle jas » Tue Nov 26, 2013 1:16 pm

Tom2006 wrote:A tree fern wouldn't like it dry, so like Rob says it would take lots and lots of water. If your not after a large specimen how about some ideas from here (I have no affiliation to the website).

http://www.plantdelights.com/Dry-Shade- ... ducts/955/
Thanks for the link Tom, very interesting. icon_thumright
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Re: Tropical plant for dry shade

Post by fern Rob » Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:02 am

Any idea what you may be planting.
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