One of the most tropical flowers is the orchid, but I am a pretty lazy gardener, and somehow orchids always seem a lot of trouble. Living here though, I have found myself on occasion being gifted with or even buying an orchid or two. A while back I moved my crucifix orchid out to the back fence, and with just a few rays of sunshine it began to bloom. Oh Happy days!
Maybe the orchids need more light in order to bloom, although the white one loves its spot under the shade of the lychee tree and this is the second time it has bloomed this year. I love the white among all the tropical green leaves. I have a few other orchids hanging from a bamboo stake in that corner.