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Keep it evenly moist during the growing season. Some are from regions of scrub forests, others by the beach, still others from swampy areas.

Promotes and supports biodiversity, native plants provide food and habitat for birds, butterflies and pollinators. All plants benefit from fertilization, though fertilizing is not a necessity. All plants require watering to get them established. They will grow anywhere in a South Florida landscape.

Luckily, Floridians in all areas of the state can enjoy many beautiful bulbous plants year-round that Northerners can only grow during the summer months. Natives have been here forever. Garden pests aren't choosy - they don't discriminate between non-natives and natives.

Plant it from October to February, placing the tip of the rhizome just below the surface in full sun to partial shade. Learn more about caladium.

Keep the soil evenly moist and grow in full sun to partial shade. However there are some that originated in wetlands and require more water than other plants.

If your house is by the water, you need salt tolerant plants - native or no. Many have been here for a long time and do very well, coexisting with native vegetation and decorating our properties with color and beauty. Place them in full sun to partial shade. Many attract butterflies with colorful blossoms and birds with tasty berries. Florida native plants are indigenous only to Florida.

Some - like Brazilian pepper - are invasive and destructive, taking over thousands of acres. However, there are some that keep their good looks year round - and those that respond well to a clipped look so they can work in a more formal landscape. Gardeners expecting to grow tulips, hyacinths, and some types of irises or lilies will be disappointed, as these bulbs need a cold dormant period.