What is an Aroid?

2020-10-14T18:57:41-07:00August 9th, 2020|Aroids, Articles|

What is an Aroid? Aroids are among the most frequently grown plants in the world! Aroid is the common name for approximately 3750 accepted species divided into 125 genera all of which are members of the family Araceae. These numbers are updated regularly and botanists estimate the total number of anticipated species is closer to 6500! Some of the more popular Aroids include Anthurium, Philodendron, Monstera, Aglaonema, Anubias, Alocasia, Colocasia, Epipremnum, Homalomena, Syngonium, Zantedeschia (Calla Lily), Dieffenbachia, Spathiphyllum (Peace Lily), Amorphophallus, Zamioculcas (ZZ) and many more spectacular genera! The beautiful and often bizarre combination of ornate foliage paired with ...

Latin Pronunciations

2020-10-14T20:06:12-07:00August 9th, 2020|Articles|

Have you ever wondered how to pronounce that fancy scientific plant name? Latin Pronunciation Guide Basic Latin pronunciation is as follows: the stress in words of two syllables is given to the first, and in any word longer than two syllables it is normally given to the second syllable, except where indicated by a diacritic mark (usually an acute accent). There is often minor stress placed on the fourth syllable of words longer than four syllables. Pronunciation is phonetic, and runs in accordance with the following key. VOWELS follow these rules: A is always pronounced ...

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