Slideshow: 8 Tropical Plants Your Customers Will Love
From caladium to colocasia, breeders are offering some new and interesting options for containers and combination planters that will look great on the patio and brighten up bland indoor spaces.
December 20, 2012
Alocasia ‘Loco’ from Hort Couture is a statement piece and the perfect accent piece for mixed containers. Crinkled, dark-green corrugated leaves are set off by white midribs.
Colocasia ‘Tropi-cools Madeira’ has velvety-black leaves that also work well in mixed containers. This compact grower reaches 2 to 3 feet in height, and unlike other black-leaved selections, it does not take over in the landscape.
Cordyline ‘Centerpiece Electra’ is a bright and showy C. terminalis form. It boasts bright fuchsia leaves streaked with hot-pink and creamy-chocolate striations.