It is entirely possible (though not neccessarily profitable) to grow tropical plants in cold climates using greenhouses. The high temperatures will require good insulation (double/triple glazing or barrier, night-time blanket) as well as some heating. When planning your greenhouse, keep in mind that the tropical atmosphere implies a high moisture environment, and that wood may therefore not be a good building material. The high moisture has other implications, such as for hygiene and potential insect infestations.
What to grow
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