Tropical Fragrant Plants
Away from the tropics fragrant plants can transport you to that lush environ where you first encountered it. Sweet, spicy, flowery or fruity, some tropical plants are known for their ability to fill the air with fragrance. Others may have a mercurial fragrance that is both astonishing and vanishing at once. Fragrances can have a clean and refreshing qulity to them such with Jasmines. So much so that they are a frequent scent in cleaning products.
Gardenias are a favorite plant sought after for their fresh and clean fragrance. Some passion flowers can have a very strong and sweet fragrance. In Hawaii, plumeria trees line neighborhood streets and fill the air with flowery sweet scent.
Others plants can have deeply spicy and mysterious scents like those originating from gingers, cardamom or Ylang ylang.
Although one usually thinks of flowers when contemplating tropical fragrances, many exotic scents originate from other parts of a plant. The spicy scent of Awapuhi, the shampoo ginger, comes from its cone shaped inflorescence. Squeeze it lightly and it will spill scented water over your fingers. The bark of cinnamon trees exudes fragrance as well. Still other produce resinous sap that is prized for its fragrant qualities.
Away from the tropics fragrant plants can transport you to that lush environ where you first encountered it. Sweet, spicy, flowery or fruity, Zone 9 Tropicals offers fragrant tropical plants to suit your taste.