The 38th Annual International Aroid Society Show and Sale

“Aroids are plants which everybody knows but relatively few people recognize.” The Araceae (Aroids) are known more for their impressive foliage than the unconventional beauty of their flowers. You’ve probably seen them in homes, offices, in landscapes and climbing up trees. This incredibly diverse family of flowering plants includes philodendrons, calla lilies, Swiss cheese plant, jack-in-the-pulpit, elephant ears, and much more.


Join in the excitement at the 38th Annual Show and Sale as the International Aroid Society presents some of the most fascinating and widely used ornamental plants in the world. The plant sale will feature local and international vendors, and the opportunity to interact with researchers, growers and hobbyists alike. On Saturday there will be lectures, a rare plant auction, and a society members banquet (seating is limited).


Schedule for Saturday September 19th, 2015:

9:30AM – Show opens at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in the Garden House ( admission required )

1:00PM – Rare Plant Auction ( Corbin Building )

2:00PM – Afternoon Talks ( Corbin Building )

– Bruce McAlpin on Meconostigma Pollination Techniques

– Joep Moonen “A Plant Collection in French Amazonia with an emphasis on Aroids”

– Reggie Whitehead on Cultivation of Aroids in South Florida

4:30PM – Show closes

6:30PM – Annual Banquet, Featured Speaker and Auction ( ticketed event )


Admission: Free for Fairchild Members and children 5 and under.

Non-members: $25 for adults, $18 for seniors 65 and up, and $12 for children 6-17.  Click HERE to purchase the ticket.

Eco-discount: If you walk, ride your bike or take public transportation to Fairchild, receive $5 off admission for adults and $2 off admission for children. Members, remember to bring your Rewards Card to earn your gift passes!

Military Discount: We are pleased to offer active military personnel free admission. In addition, admission for spouses is $20 and children $10. Please present Military IDs