species, hybrids and cultivars
Many popular members of this group tend to have long leaves and a tendancy to multiply into clumps making them useful for mass planting in tropical bedding displays. Their flower spikes are an added attraction. This page will look at the types most widely available and suitable for landscaping.
This species grows quite large and is brightly-coloured. Yellow, orange and red-leaved forms are available. It has the advantage of being sun tolerant.
A common type, but the variegated leaf form 'Lucky Stripes' is more colourful.
Grey-pattered leaves and a beautiful pink flower.
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