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Outdoor Tropical Collection Care

Expertly designed for full sun spaces, the Outdoor Tropical Collection is a surefire way to add a touch of the tropics with sizzling tones of yellow, orange, red, and dark purple. We’ve got all the care tips you need to enjoy this collection from spring through fall.

How to care for your Outdoor Tropical Collection Care

Use these instructions to care for an Outdoor Tropical Collection Care. This guide will tell you how to water an Outdoor Tropical Collection Care; its light, temperature, humidity preferences and any additional care it might need to help it grow.

Tropical Outdoor Collection


Place your planter outdoors in an area where it will receive 6 or more hours of direct sunlight per day. The plants will tolerate fewer hours of direct sunlight, but flowering will be reduced.


Water when 50% of the soil volume is dry. During periods of high temperatures, check your planter daily for water. During periods of cooler temperatures, your planter will need to be watered less frequently.


Your planter tolerates a wide range of humidity. In areas with low humidity and during windy conditions, your planter will need to be watered more frequently.


Your planter tolerates a wide range of temperatures. It will grow quickly when night temperatures are consistently above 60°F. Prolonged exposure to temperatures below 35°F should be avoided, as this can stunt growth. Freezing temperatures can kill these plants.


To encourage maximum flowering and growth, fertilize your planter once every two weeks with a fertilizer high in phosphorus, like one with an N-P-K ratio of 15-30-15 or similar.


Some plants in this planter are considered toxic to pets and humans if ingested.


PLANTING: If you’ve ordered a biodegradable fiber pot, simply place the pot into your planter and surround it with fresh potting soil. There’s no need to remove the fiber material, which will naturally break down as the roots of the plants grow into the surrounding soil. Discoloration or mold growth on the fiber pot upon delivery is normal and is not harmful to your plants—this indicates the pot is slowly breaking down as designed.  //  FLOWERING: The flowering plants in this planter will continually rebloom with proper care. Old, declining blooms can be removed and discarded, which will allow the plant to put energy toward producing new blooms.  //  END OF SEASON: This planter features some plants that have an annual lifecycle, which means they will not survive more than one growing season. We recommend composting the plants after they experience a hard frost in the fall.

Learn More About the Plants

Image of Lantana

Lantana thrives in the heat, so while it may be slow to get started, it will take off in no time and be covered in blooms! Pollinators love the brightly colored flowers, which can be allowed to remain on the plant and form ornamental seed heads.

Image of Ipomoea

This dramatic, vining plant is actually an ornamental form of a sweet potato plant. It’s known for its dark, shiny leaves and fast-growing nature. To keep the growth in check, feel free to cut the vines back occasionally, or let them grow freely if you prefer a lush, wild look.

Image of Dahlia

The oversized, picture-perfect blooms of Dahlia are hard to miss! These flowers are breathtaking from the minute the buds start to open and last a long time. They’re great to cut for small flower arrangements. Once the petals start to wither, cut the flower stalk down to reduce the potential of fungal issues.

Image of Canna

Canna features wide, upright leaves and brightly colored bloom clusters. With proper care, new plants will sprout near the base and grow quickly to add to the color. The spent flowers can be left behind to allow interesting seed heads to form, or can be removed to tidy the look.