Ghana, located smack dab in the Gold Coast in West Africa, has not just a great tradition and great culture, but it also has a great diversity of flora – and many Ghanaians have showcased a variety of flowers and plants in their gardens. Unbeknownst to many, Ghanaian people love their flowers – in fact, Ghana is host to a celebration of flora in itself, right in the capital of Accra.
Let’s take a look at this affinity for flowers and then subsequently come up with a list of some of Ghana’s most favorite flora you will find in almost every garden.
The Ghanaian Flower Show
Flower shows are organized in Ghana where different types of flowers are showcased – last 15th September 2016, the fourth edition of the Innovative Ghana Garden and Flower Show was held in Accra. It was a successful seven-day flower show where the exhibitors showed the variety of flowers and plants.
The Popularity Of Gardening In Ghana
People love to garden in Ghana due to many reasons. People there are passionate for gardening – many families who tend to their garden will own either a wheelbarrow or a garden cart. And for good reason: gardening is scientifically proven to reduce stress. And in living in what could be a bewildering place such as Ghana, it is indeed a welcome respite for many families. Furthermore, Ghana is an ideal location for gardening because of its very good tropical weather, the amazing source of sunlight and good soils. Gardening is much easier in Ghana.
That being said, we bring you a list of the most famous flowers of Ghana.
Taro also is known as elephant ear is a tropical plant which requires moderate temperature and the huge amount of sunlight. Therefore Ghana is a perfect place to grow taro. Taro or elephant ear is grown for its root vegetable, starchy form and it’s the leafy vegetable. Taro is a plant which can even adapt itself to cold climatic conditions.
Caladiums come in various shades. They are mainly grown for their long-lasting color. These have very bright shades and they look very beautiful.
Jasmines are star-shaped flowers mainly found in yellow and white color. They are planted for their nice smell. They are used in perfumes and many other types of fragrances. Some variety of jasmines spread their fragrance at night. They are also used for decoration purpose. They require a huge amount of sunlight to bloom.
Bromeliads are found in different sizes and colors. They are usually grown on trees. These flowers give the exotic touch to your home and make your home look elegant. Bromeliads can easily be grown as houseplants in pots.
Peonies are very beautiful flowers known for their riches and honor. They embody romances and prosperity. They are regarded as the omen of good fortune and happy marriage.
Orchids are an elegant type of flower which is long lasting. They beautify the area where they are kept and therefore they are perfect for all occasions. Orchids are very rare and are found in different varieties.
7. Ghanaian Tuliptree
Not to be confused with the ones we all know and love as one of the most popular flowers in the world found in different shapes, sizes, and colors – but the Ghanaian tuliptree does have some beautiful characteristics as well. They are a fixture in the Gold Coast – and are an amazing sight to behold.
And that’s pretty much everything you need to know about the flora of Ghana. Come and see it for yourself – Ghanaian people do love their flowers and have a special place for them in their hearts.