St John Plants & Flowers
Exotic tropical plants and radiant flowers.
Radiance and majesty are the only words that can be used to describe the plants and flowers that perpetuate across the the landscape of St John. Bright and flourishing, these flora residents of the Caribbean are what intrigues newcomers and locals alike, as they are enamored by the beauty and prestige that they invoke. From palm trees to plumerias, hibiscus to orchids, and red ginger to heliconia, the island of St John is a wonderful place to see what the Caribbean's plant life has to offer.
Here's some of the flowers you'll see there:
Native to South America, the Bougainvillea was discovered in 1768 in Brazil by a French Botanist named Philibert Commerçon. He was accompanying an explorer attempting circumnavigation, named Louis Antoine de Bougainville.
Giant Spider Lily
Classified as the Crinum Agustum, the giant spider lily is characterized by its pink and purple colors and expansive sizes, sometimes up to 5 feet tall and wide.
Designated the official flower of the Virgin Islands, the Ginger Thomas is known for its amazing fragrance and medical uses. It is in bloom year-round.
A common beauty in tropical places, the hibiscus has both perennial and annual varieties. It is a popular ingredient in herbal teas and can be made into a delicious sweet candy.
Commonly known as West Indian Jasmine, these beautiful flowers are in bloom year-round.
Primarily ornamental, the Oleander is one of the most poisonous plants on earth. Due to the toxicity, deer tend to stay away from them, so they are a popular decorative flower around the world.
Commonly known as Frangipani, the plumeria flower ranges from pink to yellow. Like the Oleander, it also produces a poisonous sap.
Commonly known as Ostrich Plume and Pink Cone Ginger, it is the national flower of Somoa. It is often grown as a houseplant and for property ornament, though it can grow wildly and spread.