Aroid plants are actually plants from the Araceae family and include Arum Lillies. With over 3000 species this is a very large and varied group of plants. They are a very intersting group of plants, grown both for the foliage and the flowers, depending on the species.
In general they are shade lovers, however most are very easy to grow.
Aroids Plant Profile and Growing Hints
Aroids are a diverse group of plants however they are easily distinguished by the combination of a spathe and a spadix in the flower. Aroids are also called ‘Philodendron or Arum’.
Many species are pollinated by flies and the flowers of some aroids give of a foul odour for a short period. However, Aroids have fantastic flowers and some have great foliage, a desirable plant, but plant them away from the back door….
So Aroids include the well known Anthurium and Zantedeschia we also have Amorphophallus titanum a huge lily. Ornamental plants such as Philodendron, Spathiphyllum, Dieffenbachia and Caladium as well as the seldom seen Aglaonema and Helicodiceros
A range of Aroids are available from the following nurseries
PO BOX 150 El Arish Qld 4855
Largest online selection of tropical exotic plants in Australia. Heliconias, gingers, cordylines and brugmansias. Retail center open by appointment only.
'Justly famous for rare and unusual plants' Don Teese
34 Mt Pleasant Rd Monbulk VIC 3793
Healthy, 100% Organic garden plants. Buy online, direct from grower. 100% satisfaction guarantee. Flat-rate postage QLD NSW VIC ACT SA & NT. Huge range of tropical & rare plants, fruit & edibles, trees, flowers, foliage & more.