Tree Philodendron and Giant Philodendron
If you have a moist shady area in your yard, and want a nice tropical look, two Philodendrons come to mind. One is the Tree Philodendron (Philodendron selloum) and the other is the Giant Philodendron (Philodendron subincisum). The Tree Philodendron has a vertical trunk like a tree, with a nice pattern created by petiole scars when the lower leaves die and fall off. This plant can typically attain a height of 4-6 feet. The leaves are 3-4′ long, shiny dark green and deeply cut, giving them a lacy appearance.
The Giant Philodendron has large arrowhead shaped leaves which have a wavy margin and can be 2-3 feet long and 2 feet wide. It has a large diameter stem which creeps along the ground. It will grow up trees, so it is recommended to avoid planting near trees. Both Philodendrons will create a lush tropical look.
On a side note, these plants can be grown in large containers and placed around swimming pools or outside balconies if they are shaded.
Richard Lyons Nursery currently has both of these plants in stock.