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Video: The Best Indoor Plants With Bright Bracts. List Of Names With Photos
In many flowering indoor plants, the most striking and attractive part is not flowers at all. Colorful bracts, completely overshadowing the true flowering, in fact, are much more common than regular inflorescences and single flowers. And almost always cultures, flaunting brightly colored bracts, are perceived as exotic and non-standard. It is among such plants that the main large-colored stars and the most original candidates for the role of an accent in the interior are found.
Bracts to bracts strife
In relation to flowering plants with non-standard brightly colored bracts, which overshadow the flowers themselves, and often completely hide them, the saying is true that each plant is individual and beautiful in its own way. In some crops, only the upper leaves on the shoots change their color during flowering, in others a full-fledged inflorescence is formed, in which the bracts look like petals, in others the inflorescences are so massive and impressive that they seem almost artificial. Such plants also differ in their distribution. If more modest and hardy species have long become room classics, then other plants are just beginning their way to gaining universal recognition and so far are found only in the lists of fashionable novelties.
Cultures with inflorescences reminiscent of different varieties of classic calla lilies never go out of style. They fit perfectly into the modern interior, captivating not only with a varied color palette and the ability to search for both unpretentious and more capricious species, but also with the expressiveness of lines, simple but surprisingly bright severity. Among the favorites of such crops are fashionable novelties, which have attracted attention only in recent years, and plants, whose popularity has not changed for centuries. Indoor plants, the inflorescences of which adorn with a bright large veil, include the actual calla lilies, and anthurium, and spathiphyllum.
Bright bromeliads with a spike-shaped inflorescence of dazzling bracts also cannot be ignored in the list of plants with the most spectacular bracts. Among bromeliads, there are also cultures in which the upper leaves are only slightly repainted around the inflorescence hidden in the depths of the rosette, and full-fledged soloists, whose inflorescences resemble the heads or tails of curious birds. The bright tropical appearance of bromeliads even compensates for the fact that in most crops the mother rosette dies off after flowering. And the formation of replacement children, which can be planted as independent plants, as soon as they release 3-4 leaves, more than compensates for this disadvantage. Colorful tillandsia, freesia and co are perfect examples of exotic plants, whose reputation is due to the bright color of the bracts.But similar inflorescences are characteristic not only for bromeliads, but also for many herbaceous plants.
Original cultures and exotic plants with a non-standard structure are not so common. Such crops belong to herbaceous plants, in which the inflorescence is also formed by real flowers and bright bracts. Most often we are talking about spike-shaped inflorescences with symmetrically arranged triangular or ovoid bracts, which form amazingly beautiful ears and "cones". But there are exceptions to this rule. Poinsettia and turmeric are plants that will make anyone take a fresh look at the possibilities of using exotic plants in their interior. But the list of originals is not limited to them alone.
Let's take a closer look at four of the brightest indoor plants with brightly colored bracts and their main competitors for the title of your favorite indoor exotic.
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