Five Heat-Loving Flowers

Do you like fresh flowers at home or in the office, but they don't seem to last (survive) more than 5 days due to the heat in Singapore? Well, here are five heat loving flowers that are not only beautiful but also suitable for the heat of Singapore.


Big as a trumpet and fragrant, it must be pretty Lily! As most lilies are sold and delivered as buds, Singapore's heat will encourage them to flower faster. However, that doesn't mean you place them near the stove, like any other fresh flower, placing lilies next to any direct heat source will cause them to wilt faster.

Also known as Sugarbush, Protea is probably one of the unique flowers on this list. You can instantly distinguish them from other flowers by their characteristic soft, waxy, and hairy petals inside. Native to South Africa, there are over 1000 different types of proteas in all shapes, sizes, and colors, including pink, red, white, yellow, and orange. Because these flowers have long-lasting blooms that love the heat and Singaporean sun, they are a great choice when choosing fresh flowers to decorate your home or office.

Pincushion Protea
Aren't they almost aliens?! These sturdy flowers have been named Pincushion Proteas not only because they are a type of Protea, but also because they look like a pillow containing sewing needles, but, say, rambutan. They are also native to South Africa; these heat-loving flowers have large, long-lasting buds that can grow up to 12cm wide when fully bloomed.

Also known as the Huntermix or Cape Mix, these South African natives are a kaleidoscope of color. Available year-round, in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, lengths, and colors (red, pink, green, blue, brown, white, etc.), these flowers are mostly used as fillers in many of our flower arrangements. And unlike many flowers that turn dull or brown after drying, Summermorns keep their colors bright and vibrant! Pretty cute.

A flower that requires no introduction! Sunflower is also known by many in the flower industry as Helianthus, which means Greek sun (heli) and flower (Anthus). An unofficial summer flower, the sunflower loves the warmth and humidity that summer brings, perfect for Singapore's weather. Available in golden yellow, these Native Americans come in a variety of colors and sizes. Their colors range from golden yellow (most commonly the variety) to orange, red, pink, and even white.

Are you looking for summer flowers to decorate your home or as a surprise gift? Then you are in the right place as we offer some great ideas! But if the flowers aren't yours, expand your knowledge of flowers and plants by skimming through our site to explore our comprehensive library of flower and plant articles.