Experimenting with different flowers in arrangements is really fun. Let’s make an easy tropical floral arrangement.
Are you longing for a touch of paradise in your home? Look no further than a tropical-inspired floral arrangement to infuse your living space with the vibrant colors, lush foliage, and exotic textures reminiscent of a far-off island getaway. Whether you’re hosting a summer soiree, adding a touch of flair to your home decor, or simply want to surround yourself with the beauty of nature, a tropical floral arrangement is the perfect choice.
While visiting Hawaii, I was struck by the beautiful flower arrangements that I would see at various businesses. Some places would have a gorgeous pot of orchids, while other places would have a mix of different stems.
Walking around neighborhoods, I realized that much of the local landscaping was comprised of the same plants that I would see in arrangements.
This got me thinking that I could try to make my own arrangement from the plants I saw during my walks.
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Some plants to use for an easy tropical floral arrangement.
The key to a captivating tropical-inspired floral arrangement lies in the selection of the right blooms. Here are a few popular options to consider:
- Bird of Paradise: With its striking orange and blue petals resembling a bird in flight, this iconic tropical flower is a must-have for any arrangement.
- Anthurium: Known for its glossy heart-shaped leaves and vibrant red or pink spathes, the anthurium adds a pop of color and tropical charm.
- Heliconia: Also known as “lobster claws,” heliconias feature vibrant bracts in fiery hues that bring a touch of drama and height to any arrangement.
- Orchids: Delicate and elegant, orchids offer a touch of sophistication to a tropical bouquet. Choose vibrant varieties like dendrobium or phalaenopsis.
- Red Ginger: Also known as ostrich plume, they have a very long cut life.
- Hawaiian Ti: Also known as the Good Luck plant. Its is a tropical broadlife evergreen plant. There are many varieties in different colors.
- Song of India: Evergreen plant with beautiful stripes. Beware! It is poisonous to dogs and cats.
A bonus about tropical plants is that some of them last a super long time after being cut.
Let’s get creative!
Cut leaves and flowers for your Easy Tropical Floral Arrangement.
Tropical arrangements are all about embracing bold and vibrant colors. Experiment with contrasting hues to create visual interest and captivate the eye. Combine warm tones like oranges, reds, and yellows with cool tones like blues and purples for a stunning effect. Don’t be afraid to mix and match different colors and textures for a visually appealing arrangement that mirrors the diversity of a tropical paradise.
Choose pieces like branches and leaves for your foilage.
Next, cut flowers for your focal points.
Cut stems and remove leaves.
Remove any leaves that will be touching the water. This will prevent that murkiness that cuts the life of floral arrangements.
Cut stems to be about equal in length. You can trim again as needed.
Start placing stems in a vase.
To create a cohesive and visually pleasing tropical arrangement, consider the following techniques:
- Focal point: Select a captivating bloom like the bird of paradise or anthurium as your focal point and build your arrangement around it.
- Height and layers: Vary the height and layers of your blooms and foliage to create depth and visual intrigue.
- Balancing act: Distribute your flowers and foliage evenly to achieve a well-balanced arrangement. Avoid overcrowding or leaving large gaps.
- Container choice: Opt for a vase or container that complements the tropical theme, such as a bamboo or ceramic vessel.
Here I use the Red ginger as my focal point and Hawaiian Ti as a supporting role.
A white vase adds a crisp contrast to the bright flowers and leaves. I marked a few good options above.
Display your Easy Tropical Floral Arrangement.
Click on photos of vases above to shop the perfect vase for your easy tropical floral arrangement.
This display will be against a wall so the leaves of the Hawaiian Ti are a nice back drop.
We had leis leftover from a luau and my son decided to place around the vase. I think it’s a nice touch and a great way to re-purpose a lei.
The red ginger lasted about two weeks. The Song of India will last even longer! The Hawaiian Ti is the one that goes first.
Get the look of Easy Tropical Floral Arrangement with faux options.
Have some more questions?
What are some tropical plants? There are so many tropical plants, but some of the best for a floral arrangement include Bird of Paradise, Ginger, orchids, Anthurium, Heliconia, Protea, Palm fronds, and Monstera.
What climates are good for tropical plants? Zones 9 to 11 are considered ideal for tropical plants.
What occasions are good for a tropical arrangement? Any special occasion you would get any other arrangement! And of course theme parties, like a luau.
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This is so beautiful! I don’t have access to to many tropical plants so faux might be the answer.
Thank you! Even just a few stems- faux or real make a lovely statement.
Absolutely gorgeous, Marie! All these tropical flowers remind me of what I used to grow in my previous garden. The faux ones you shared are so realistic! thanks for sharing!
Thank you! Your garden must have been so beautiful! Happy you visited today!
Beautiful! Thanks for these tips and suggestions!
Thanks so much! Have a wonderful day!
You make it look easy enough that even I might be able to do it, and that’s an achievement! Thanks for sharing.
Ha ha that’s a great compliment! Thanks for stopping by 💗
Beautiful colors and tips. We don’t have access to tropical plants.
Thank you! I included some links to faux tropical plants and mail order arrangements just for those in locales without access to the real things 😊🌺
Such a pretty arrangement!! I need to try a tropical arrangement this summer! Thanks for the great inspiration!
Thank you very much! It will be perfect to welcome summer 💛
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Gorgeous arrangement! Wow to have access to those stunning plants. Love it!
Thank you very much! Hope you have a wonderful day!
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This arrangement is so beautiful, I love all of the plants, makes me want to go to a topical island!