Tropical Plants to Get the Jungle Look at Home

1. Tetrapanax


Tetrapanax is an evergreen shrub in the family Araliaceae, the sole species in the genus Tetrapanax. It grows between 3–7 meters tall, usually with unbranched stems 2 cm in diameter, and bearing a rosette of large leaves atop the crown; the top of the plant can visually, albeit superficially, appear similar to a number of plants belonging to Arecaceae (the palm family). The inflorescence is a large panicle of hemispherical or globular umbels, at the end of the stem. The flowers have 4-6 small, white petals.