Tag: Araceae

May 5, 2018 Best landscape design

Name derived from the Greek Umorphos «informe» and phallós «foul», due to the polymorphism of the appendix of the spadix. Plant with tuberous rhizome, from which the great upright inflorescence is born, long before the appearance of the compounded leaves, which do not appear in any case before the end of the flowering. The species…

April 13, 2018 Best landscape design

The name probably derives from a corruption of Colocasia, another genus of very similar plants belonging to the same family. Evergreen perennials, mostly warm greenhouses, grown for their ornamental foliage of different shape and colors. They are all from tropical Asia and therefore require high temperatures, but Alocasia odora, one of the largest species, native…

March 19, 2018 Best landscape design

The name  of the Aglaonema derives from the Greek aglaós «lucente» and néma «filo», probably with reference to the shining stamens of the flowers. It is a genus of evergreen plants for greenhouse and flat, grown for the often variegated ornamental foliage; the inflorescences are insignificant. Cultivated species of the Aglaonema: Aglaonema costatum, a low plant…