Aroids in Landscapes

Aroids are frequently used as landscape subjects in the Medellin area. Sometimes very effectively,  some times no so.

Large growing Aroid in Conquistadores garden 25-08-2009

Large growing Aroid in Conquistadores garden 25-08-2009

This is a large plant growing top about 2.5 meters. Its exposure to sun varies through the day as there are large trees to the south of the planting and a house to the north. It blooms pretty much throughout the year. It appears to need little care here as the garden was nearly abandoned for a good part of a year, perhaps more. Recently there has been an effort to clean-up and maintain the area. Note the Dieffenbachia toward the right hand side of the photo.

Large growing aroid in a Coquistadores garden (Detail)

Large growing aroid in a Coquistadores garden (Detail)


This is a detail shot of the inflorescence. The tubes are a dark purple on the outside. One of these days I will snag one and see what color they are inside.

Philodendron 1 Conquistadores 25-08-2009

Philodendron 1 Conquistadores 25-08-2009
















Philodendron 1 is being used as a foundation planting beneath trees which provide shade a good part of the day. I think that later in the year it will be exposed to nearly full sun. It stands about 1 meter high.

Philodendron 2 25-08-2009

Philodendron 2 Conquistadores




Shrubby Philodendron 2 receives full afternoon sun.  It stands about 2-2.5 meters high. I have seen it in several landscapes in this neighborhood.

Syngonium Used As A Ground Cover

Syngonium Used As A Ground Cover








Once again in the Conquistadores neighborhood. Syngonium is often used as a ground cover here.  It appears to be tough and take a fair amount of neglect. One needs to keep it trimmed away from the tree truncks as it develops its mature leaf form rapidly as it starts to climb.

Spathiphyllum As A Bedding Plant

Spathiphyllum As A Bedding Plant



Spathyiphyllum is often seen as a bedding plant, along foundations and sometimes as an accent. Here it is called anturio blanco or White Anthurium. I have seen it in a wide range of exposures including nearly full sun. Where it gets sun most of the day it needs plenty of water.

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