Philodendron Xanadu Xanadu has large green leaves that gives this tropical plant a lush decorative appearance. Compact and tidy, it wont take over in the garden, and it is ideal for pots and containers. Can be grown inside in a brightly lit position. Outdoors it prefers a full sun position.
Tropical flowers transform your patio into a colorful outdoor living room with pots of flowering tropical plants: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/flowers/annuals/best-tropical-flowers/?socsrc=bhgpin051414tropicalflowers
Use Bromeliads of different colors and heights and "layer" them as shown here. Bromeliads do well in full sun on the cooler windward side of the Hawaiian Islands........on the dry Lee side, they need to be in part shade.