Orontioideae

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Orontioideae is a subfamily of flowering plants in the family Araceae. The subfamily consists of three genera namely, Lysichiton, Orontium, and Symplocarpus. Characteristics of Orontioideae include medium sized pollen grains and subterranean stems. Species in the subfamily have a base chromosome number of X=13.

Orontioideae species

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Symplocarpus Foetidus

Symplocarpus Foetidus

Symplocarpus foetidus. commonly known as skunk cabbage or eastern skunk cabbage.

Orontium Aquaticum

Orontium Aquaticum

Orontium aquaticum. sometimes called golden-club. floating arum. never-wets or tawkin.

Lysichiton Camtschatcensis

Lysichiton Camtschatcensis

Lysichiton camtschatcensis. common name Asian skunk-cabbage or white skunk cabbage.

Lysichiton Americanus

Lysichiton Americanus

Lysichiton americanus. also called western skunk cabbage (US). yellow skunk cabbage (UK).

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Orontioideae care

Indirect light

Keep them out of harsh direct sunlight, as too much of it can scorch their leaves!

Medium

Let your plant dry out between waterings. Water thoroughly when topsoil is dry, usually once a week.

50% - 60%

Your plant will do well in average household humidity