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Ornamental Philippine Plants

Pink or rose periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus) in bloom
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Tropical plants from the Philippines are ideal for indoor décor. They can be coaxed to bloom in any indoor space under the right humid conditions. There are many kinds of ornamental plants to contemplate before you decide on what works best for your indoor or outdoor space.

Finding the Right Flowering Plant

If you are on the hunt for a specific type of flowering plant from the Philippines, you can go online for a plethora of ornamental plant pictures that you can peruse.

  • Calathea – The frilly yellow, white and pink leaves make this a colorful addition to your indoor spaces.

  • Dieffenbachia – It has a fan of fluffy, green leaves and prefers filtered light.

  • Cordyline - The purple-tinged cordyline is a favorite on a gardener’s list of ornamental plants for the home.

Sanseviera Types for Indoors

These types of plants that originated in the Philippines are ideal for indoor conditions. They clean the air and add a touch of bright green to bland bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens and living rooms.

  • Tropical plants from the Philippines are ideal for indoor décor.
  • Calathea – The frilly yellow, white and pink leaves make this a colorful addition to your indoor spaces.

    * Dieffenbachia – It has a fan of fluffy, green leaves and prefers filtered light.

    * Cordyline - The purple-tinged cordyline is a favorite on a gardener’s list of ornamental plants for the home.
  • Sanseviera Bacularis “Musica”

    This little evergreen doesn’t need a lot of light. It will grow well in shade with a good amount of water. It can grow up to 3-feet tall in the right conditions, making it a nice shrub or indoor bushy plant. It thrives, as an indoor plant is typically used in the Philippines as an air purifier. They have stiff leaves and straight shoots that create dramatic and showy profiles in large, indoor pots.

    * Sanseviera Trifasciata “Laurentii” – Rimmed in bands of thick yellow laced with a light green, these wide tongues of leaves that stretch toward the light are known for cleaning indoor musty air. It can have a variegated foliage that ranges from bright yellow to a silver or shimmering white around a deep green middle. It is also called a mother-in-law or Saint George Sword. It populates offices and homes around the globe because it grows so well indoors under climate-controlled conditions. It also creates an aesthetic barrier between common areas.

    • Sanseviera Bacularis “Musica” – This little evergreen doesn’t need a lot of light.
  • It can grow up to 3-feet tall in the right conditions, making it a nice shrub or indoor bushy plant.

Dracena Fragans Plant From the Philippines

This common Philippine plant provides fantastic flowers for arrangements and gift giving. They grow well in the Philippines but may need extra fertilizer and humid conditions in order to thrive in other areas. Its nickname is the corn plant.

Its wide, flat and dark-green leaves produce delicate white flowers. The flowers tend to sprout naturally from the Dracaena genus that is grown in the wild. Indoor Dracaena varieties have a hard time producing the bunches of conical white and traditional Filipino flowers.

Flowering Shrubs in the Philippines

Flowering shrubs from the Philippines can be grown in tropical climates or in greenhouses without issue. Flowering shrubs in the Philippines include:

  • This common Philippine plant provides fantastic flowers for arrangements and gift giving.
  • Indoor Dracaena varieties have a hard time producing the bunches of conical white and traditional Filipino flowers.
  • Cassia Alata – Also known as the candle bush, its fat yellow flowers grow in an upward cone with puffs of flowers. Its leaves contain a fungicide that can relieve the effects of ringworm.

  • Cestrum Nocturnum – This shrub may seem plain, but the fast-growing plant produces spectacular flowers that bloom several times a year. The small, greenish-white flowers are slender and release a powerful scent at night. The more you prune this nocturnal flowering shrub from the Philippines, the more it will produce its show of cascading flowers.

  • Clerodendrum Quadriloculare – This tall shrub or indoor tree has wide, oval leaves with long stems of purplish buds that will shoot forth in bunches of fragrant flowers when ready. The pale-pink flowers are perched on long, purplish stems in clusters just above the layer of thick leaves and attract butterflies and hummingbirds.

  • Catharanthus Roseus – This perennial shrub with periwinkle flowers needs pruning. It grows quickly in sunny, well-drained spots and flowers all year long.
    • Cassia Alata – Also known as the candle bush, its fat yellow flowers grow in an upward cone with puffs of flowers.
  • The pale-pink flowers are perched on long, purplish stems in clusters just above the layer of thick leaves and attract butterflies and hummingbirds.

    * Catharanthus Roseus – This perennial shrub with periwinkle flowers needs pruning.
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