It’s just crazy that in our tropical climate there has been a trend to landscape new yards with ‘happy plants’ and yuccas, with not a tree in sight. How un-tropical can you get?
You would think there would be nothing simpler than to find a native plant that won’t grow over a metre tall. Well, those of you who have been shopping for small native plants may have discovered that the range available is actually quite limited. If you’re planting a rainforest garden you have a pretty good choice of ferns, and a handful of sedges and a few other small flowering plants. There are also a small number of shrub cultivars that have stunted growth and thus fall into the category of small plants.