This genus of up to 500 species includes many well-known house
plants. Native to tropical America and the West Indies, the plants
are mainly epiphytic, evergreen vines and creepers with aerial
roots, some dainty but others quite robust.
The genus also includes some shrubs and small trees.
Members are known for their lush foliage, often with a dramatic
outline or deep lobes, mostly green but in some species attractively
marked with white, pink or red.
The petal-less flowers are inconspicuous.
All parts of the plant are poisonous.
Flowering colors: Green, White
Cultivation: All species need plenty of moisture .
They need a sheltered, shady spot with well-drained soil enriched
with organic matter.
Water and fertilize regularly.
Most species are easily grown from cuttings or from seed.