Umbrella Plant Overview
A large, widespread genus containing over 700 annual, evergreen and perennial rhizomatous species, found across all continents in tropical and temperate climates. This genus is mostly aquatic and, most species tend to grow submerged in water. Species range in size and are grown mainly for their striking foliage. Many have umbrella-like stems that produce small clusters of green flowers, which are pollinated through wind action. They can also be propagated by placing upside down in water and easily grown indoors to provide an interesting architectural display.