Get out the ukuleles and the piña coladas, these tips will have your backyard looking like a dream holiday resort.


1. Start simple and add some colour

There are plenty of ways to add a touch of colour to your Cairns backyard. By simply changing the cushions of your outdoor setting, or planting some tropical flora, you can instantly lift your backyard’s tropical appeal.


2. Plant around the pool

If you have a swimming pool in your backyard, why not plant some tall, leafy palms around the border? Not only will your pool area emit tropical resort vibes, you’ll also create more privacy for your space, rather than using bland fencing.


3. Types of tropical plants that you’ll want to include

With so many types of plants to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to start. Fortunately, we’ve narrowed down some of our favourites:

Amanda’s Blush

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These bold red/purple leafy plants will stand out in any garden.

Bangkok Rainbow

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These popular shrubs look great by walkways and entrances.

Costus varieties

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There are a whole range of costus plants available in Australia, and they all have strong, colourful blossoms. Well worth checking out for your backyard.

Alpinia varieties

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These gorgeous plants come in many different colours and will definitely add some style to your garden.

Heliconias varieties

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These intensely colourful vines will really bring a tropical jungle feel to your backyard.


Choosing the best plants for your Cairns backyard doesn’t have to be an arduous task. The green thumbs at your local Cairns plant nurseries and garden centres are here to help!


Dan the Plant Man
Mobile: 0418 78 1668
Facebook: Dan the Plant Man
Offering friendly gardening advice to Cairns locals for more than 9 years, Dan the Plant Man can help you find your perfect plant match. His services include:

  • Free advice on plant care and maintenance
  • Delivery with bulk orders
  • Wide range of plants to choose from

If you’re looking to add some extra life to your Cairns backyard soon, drop in to see Dan the Plant Man today. You can find him on LocalSearch.


Mad About Plants
Phone: (07) 4045 2157
Website: www.madaboutplants.com.au
Mad About Plants is the largest wholesale nursery in Far North Queensland. Their team grow plants for any type of landscape, from domestic to commercial and retail. The services they provide include:

  • Bulk orders & contract growing
  • Deliveries to anywhere in Queensland
  • Sales of a wide variety of plants, from indoor plants to trees

With more than 140 years’ combined experience in the industry, you can rely on the team at Mad About Plants to help you plant the perfect tropical oasis. Find them on LocalSearch.