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 ...