Palm trees are constantly an outstanding option when it pertains to “tropicalizing” any area, and the majesty palm, as this plant is understood more frequently, is as essential as they come. Belonging to the island of Madagascar, the Ravenea rivularis is identified by its straight, a little arched leaves. If you’re choosing an immersive jungle experience, the plant can even reach heights of 65 feet– as long as it remains in abundant soil and supplied with plentiful water. Like numerous tropical plants, it needs a minimum of 4 hours of direct light and partial shade the remainder of the day.
A member of the Araceae household, Colocasia esculenta— frequently referred to as taro– originates from the subtropical locations of Asia and is, sometimes, under-appreciated in Western gardens. Taro is identified by its oval-shaped leaves, which is why it’s typically organized with a variety of decorative types typically described as “elephant ears.” Simply keep in mind to keep it in partial shade if it is outdoors throughout the summertime, and offer a lot of water. You’ll likewise wish to ensure that the substrate never ever dries totally.
If the name alocasia appears familiar, maybe it’s since you’re still considering colocasias Nevertheless, it’s not simply comparable names that these plants share, they share numerous other qualities too, such as their aromatic, additional big green leaves. Still, there are some noteworthy distinction: the “elephant ears” of alocasia plants deal with skyward, while those of their cousins point towards the ground. Alocasia— often called huge taro– is likewise less tolerant of cold, so it might be a much better option if you live someplace with a warmer environment. Likewise, if you do not have much of a green thumb, alocasia might be an ideal option as it’s a simple plant to look after.