More Information About Aroids
Aroid is the common name for the Araceae family of plants that include many familiar house plants like Colocasia (elephant ears) and Alocasia (upright elephant ears) as well as more exotic genera like Arisaema (Jack-in-the-pulpit) and Amorphophallus (voodoo lily).
The garden perennials known as Aroids are a group of very unique plants and are also some of the most popular perennial plants here at Plant Delights due to their unusual spathe and spadix flower. Aroids thrive in a variety of habitats...some prefer a sunny spot and others are woodland garden shade plants.
Aroids are exotic plants that vary in size , shape and texture from the impressive elephant ears (Alocasia, Colocasia, Remusatia) to the diminutive Mouse Plant (Arisarum) and green dragon (Pinellia). If you are looking a really unique and unusual perennial for your garden, try an aroid.
Members of the aroid family also include the voodoo lilies (Amorphophallus, Dracunculus, and Sauromatum), woodland plants whose anatomically incorrect flowers appear out of nowhere a month before their leaves in the spring. Some aroids are bizarre flowering perennials but many are prized just for their large, highly textural, deeply lobed, and sometimes variegated foliage. One of the most popular and widely known aroids is Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema) that preaches the gospel every spring. Plant Delights Nursery has one of the largest collections of aroids and other unique plants for sale in the country. We are continually adding new aroid specimens to our plant catalog so check back often.