I need help with coming up with a tropical plant in my front flower bed. I have a tropical theme, I currently have a pigmy date in center that is about 5ft tall with 5 trunks, if I had it to do again I would have put the date there but when I planted it, there were some ugly red tips in the spot I am trying to fix. I have a 12 foot high blank brick wall that I want to put a tropical in front of. I would like it to be max. height of 8-10 feet when mature. I am looking for something showy. The rest of the bed has two different types of elephant ears, full of several shades of bogonias, with a couple of copper plants, lined with small moss rock boulders. The bed faces east and is in the sun with part shade until around 3pm. I am in northwest Houston. Any ideas would be great... I have been racking my brain, and since I am in zone 9, I know a may be limited but thought that you guys could be of some help.
PLEASE HELP ME COMPLETE MY FRONT BED...;)