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Lompong plants are known as food ingredients. However, nowadays lompong is also used as decorative plants. Here are a number of lompong ornamental plants.
Lompong is a term for plants taro or the taro family. The name lompong allegedly originates from the taro stem which has a hollow or empty part.
In some areas in Indonesia, lompong or taro is used as daily food. Recently, lompong has been popularly cultivated as an ornamental plant because of its attractive leaf color and shape. Lompong or taro is also known as Caladium.
Here are 10 types of ornamental plants such as lompong or taro.
1. Caladium Carolyn Whorton
Caladium Carolyn Whorton, one of the ornamental plants of the lompong or taro. (Photo: iStockphoto / stephenallen75)
This caladium has a characteristic heart-shaped leaf with a green base color with pink patches on it. The leaves are also adorned with red leaf bones.
2. Caladium Gingerland
This taro plant has heart-shaped leaves and is small to medium in size. The color of the leaves is soft white with a dark green border and dots of red or pink.
3. Caladium Moonlight
The color of the leaves in this type of taro is almost completely pure white, so it is given a name that refers to the color of the moonlight or moonlight.
On the white leaves, there are green veins and a thin green leaf edge.
4. Caladium White Christmas
Illustration of Caladium, an ornamental plant of lompong or taro (Photo: iStockphoto / MAsummerbreak)
This type of lompong or taro ornamental plant also has leaves that are predominantly white. However, in contrast to the Caladium Moonlight, this type of taro has dark green leaf bones so that it looks contrasting and strong compared to the white color of the leaves.
10 Types of Ornamental Plants Lompong or Taro
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