I Googled "tropical plant images" and found this great web site - Don Robb.com. They make real size silk plants. There are lots of tropical plant images there and they are even kind enough to list the size of their plants. Makes it easier to copy in 1:12!
These two are the next plants I'm going to try.
A robellini palm and a fan palm.
I had both of these palms in my yard in Florida as well as many other tropical plants. Here is one of my Christmas cactus in full bloom!
This is a rubber tree plant next to my garage. I had to keep cutting it back because it got so big!
I brought a couple of my bromeliads here to Alabama. They aren't doing too well but are still alive!
This photo is from LiliputGardens.com but my bromeliads looked just like this in bloom! Aren't they pretty?
My plants are tucked away in my frozen laundry room now. I have a small electric heater in there now so hopefully they will survive the winter?
It was much easier to garden in Florida. The sunshine and sandy soil made it a joy to dig and plant! Here in Alabama the soil is clay and hard as a rock. I do like planting bulbs here though. Spring is beautiful with all of the daffodils, hyacinths, and tulips! I couldn't grow those in Florida...
For now I'm gathering ideas to make more tropical plants for my dollhouse and conservatory. No need to water them and they won't freeze! Hope you enjoy the links and are inspired to make some plants too.
Hope you have a happy day!