4 Papua Variegated Plants That Are Much Sought-After

Papua Variegated Plants

Papua Variegated Plants – Variegated is a condition where the green leaf colour gives off other shades, starting with colour gradations of white, yellow, pink and green.

Papua Variegated plant is also a defect in plants. However, the more ‘defective’, even more sought-after ornamental plants.

Keladi Keris (Alocasia Lauterbachiana)

Speaking of taro or “Keladi”, there is one type of variegated plant with a very high value. This plant went viral in 2008 because of its unique abilities.

Imagine what would happen if a plant could sing. It is a Papua Variegated plant that is said to be able to make a sound like singing.

This dagger-like flower makes a sound every 19.30 to 23.00.

The Papua Keris plant is a plant that was first discovered by a tribe that inhabits the coast of the Mamberamo river area because this flower is believed to save properties and strength.

As a result, they found a company that hired people from outside. It was from this company that the Papua Keris Flowers were first published in the cities of Nabire and Jayapura.

This viral plant 13 years ago has much uniqueness. It starts from its ability to make a sound to its ability to cure various diseases. HIV/AIDS.


Papua Kalipay Plant with Variegated Leaves. A small evergreen with dense, hardy dark green leaves, the plant has lovely foliage.

The spiral and deformed leaves closely resemble fresh parsley. Suitable as a tabletop plant or in a shady little garden.

Because they lack chlorophyll, variegated plants require more sunshine than plain green plants.

For a variegated plant to get enough sunlight to stay healthy, place it close to a window that gets plenty of suns or in a bright area of your yard.

It develops stolons with clones at the tip, similar to strawberry plants, allowing it to spread quickly. It grows long, thin extensions with scale-like leaves. Petiole length ranges from 15 to 21 cm.

Cyrtosperma Hambalii 

Cyrtosperma is a genus in the Araceae family. This genus underwent taxonomic changes in the 1980s and is endemic to Asia and the Pacific islands. This Papua Variegated plant is known as “Giant Swamp Taro”.

The genus is a unique plant because it generally has thorny stems and is more complex than other Araceae families.

Cyrtosperma’s natural habitat is a damp place in the form of a somewhat murky swamp. It can be even more than 5 meters high in the preferred habitat.

It is variegated plant with a very high value. They are included in the Araceae family or the Taro family and in the Lasioideae subfamily,

Characterized by its thorns, stiff and rigid stems, well patterned and rough when held, and leaves that face upwards.

Giant banana

Banana trees generally have a height of less than tens of meters. It is another case with this endemic papua giant banana tree in the Arak Mountains, West Papua.

The banana tree, with the scientific name Musa Ingens, is known to have a height of 12 to 25 meters.

The size of the fruit also has an unusual length, around 10 to 15 cm, with a circumference of 4-6 cm.

The size leaves also have a height of up to 5 meters with a width of 1 meter. The banana tree is the only giant tree in Indonesia and the world.

So far, this Papua Variegated plant cannot be found other than in several areas in the mountainous regions of Papua and West Papua.

The tree has many benefits. However, the fruit cannot be consumed carelessly or can only be eaten in a limited way.

People in Papua use this Papua Variegated plant more as a treatment and cure for several diseases. In addition, some parts of the tree are also often used to make crafts.