Tropical plants are adapted to hot, humid environments near the equator. They thrive in the consistently warm temperatures, high rainfall, and abundant sunlight of the tropics. Tropical plants often have large, waxy leaves to prevent water loss.

Many grow quickly and climb upwards to reach sunlight in the dense jungle canopy. Their flowers are brightly colored to attract pollinators. Tropical plants include orchids, palms, bananas, heliconias, gingers, and many more that provide food, medicine, and resources for indigenous cultures.

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