Tropicals forum: I have an EE that needs and ID

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Name: Sandy
Mont Belvieu, TX 77580 (Zone 9b)
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ilovejesus99
May 15, 2014 8:48 AM CST
I don't have any pictures but can get one but it has a very big green leaf and actually has runners. If you leave one piece in the ground it will make another one. I don't mind as I have places to fill but want to collect other EE's and don't want to duplicate what I have.

Thank You!
Name: mj
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mjsponies
May 16, 2014 6:31 AM CST
Sandy, lots of plants fit that description....need a pic.
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purpleinopp
May 16, 2014 8:01 AM CST
It sounds more like Cannas than the Colocasia esculenta bulbs I call elephant ears, though other plants may share that name and I just don't know about it, or about the plants. I'd like to see a pic too!
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Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
May 16, 2014 8:56 AM CST
Well, there are EEars that are runners, growing stems along the top of the soil, too. Most of the Aroids with those ear-shaped leaves fall under the common name. Some people even call Caladiums elephant ears! (they must have seen a diseased elephant, don't you think? Hilarious! )

We really need a picture to help you, Sandy.
Elaine

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Name: Sandy
Mont Belvieu, TX 77580 (Zone 9b)
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ilovejesus99
May 16, 2014 9:28 AM CST
I know it is an EE but would like to know which as I want to buy some others and don't want to duplicate the ones I have as I have 50+ of it. Here it is



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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
May 16, 2014 10:23 AM CST
Thanks, Elaine, yep that's why I'm also curious (and didn't put much stock into the common name, but that's definitely what I'd call the plant in the pic, for a common name.) The veins on that leaf look different (from C. esculenta.) No idea what it might be though.

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Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
May 16, 2014 11:40 AM CST
Hm, any chance of a picture of a mature whole plant? The growth habit and mature size give hints. Might be a Xanthosoma? They are very common here, growing wild in the ditches if they get loose. My neighbor has a whole ditch full of them and they look a lot like that.

Hopefully Evan or Drew will know better than me. Or if @LariAnn happens by, she is the authority.
Elaine

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Name: mj
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mjsponies
May 16, 2014 12:03 PM CST
Maybe Alocasia gageana


Dwarf Elephant Ear (Alocasia gageana)
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
May 16, 2014 12:33 PM CST

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Sandy, Like Elaine says we need more. Green Grin!
Whole plant. How does the stem attach to the leaf. What the stems looks like.
Evan
Name: Sandy
Mont Belvieu, TX 77580 (Zone 9b)
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ilovejesus99
May 16, 2014 3:07 PM CST
OK here is a few. I got these from a friend and the roots we dug where long and as big around as a pencil. They ran everywhere. The large ones have bulb like but if we let even an inch of the roots it would sprout an ee. Soon she had hundreds of little ones again. Dug those and soon there were hundreds more where small pieces were cut and left again. These are growning back after hard freeze this winter
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
May 16, 2014 5:31 PM CST

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That's a very nice Xanthosoma Sandy. I don't know which one though.
Evan
Name: Sandy
Mont Belvieu, TX 77580 (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Composter Bee Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hibiscus Region: Texas
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ilovejesus99
May 16, 2014 5:46 PM CST
I have a gazillion of them if you want some :)
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
May 16, 2014 6:05 PM CST
Sandy, you could just go looking for some EE's with other colors of leaves, stems or with variegation to be sure of getting different ones.

There are so many beautiful cultivars, in an amazing selection of colors and sizes. Suggest you wander over to the Aroids forum and have a look.
Elaine

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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
May 16, 2014 8:22 PM CST

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I think you have a wicked good eye Elaine.
Evan
Name: Sandy
Mont Belvieu, TX 77580 (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Composter Bee Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hibiscus Region: Texas
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ilovejesus99
May 17, 2014 5:00 AM CST
Thanks alot I so appreciate all of you here. I will do that on the different colors Thank You! Thank You!
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
May 19, 2014 10:00 AM CST
I tip my hat to you. Thx Evan, just a good guess, based upon my neighbor's Xantho's and how easily they propagate themselves.

Have fun shopping, Sandy. I think you'll be amazed at what you find available that in no way resemble yours.

Here are a few of mine, Hilo Beauty, Blue Hawaii and Stingray
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Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." โ€“Winston Churchill
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
May 19, 2014 11:03 AM CST

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All beauties. Are these recent pics Elaine?
Evan
Name: Sandy
Mont Belvieu, TX 77580 (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Composter Bee Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hibiscus Region: Texas
Amaryllis Bromeliad Dog Lover Plant and/or Seed Trader Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Lilies
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ilovejesus99
May 19, 2014 11:03 AM CST
Oh my I am in love. Those are absolutely gorgeous. I wonder if someone would do a co-op...mmmmm I wonder where one would go to find some at a good selection and great prices?
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
The one constant in life is change
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dyzzypyxxy
May 21, 2014 7:33 AM CST
No, those pics are from last summer, Evan.

Sandy, all three of those came from McLure & Zimmerman [url=www.mzbulb.com]www.mzbulb.com[/url] They're about $10 each. I just checked their site and they have a couple of nice ones still available, Nancy's Revenge (big, cream colored leaf centers) and a couple of other bright chartreuse ones.

I've seen some great ones at Home Depot and Lowe's, too so keep your eye out and join their 'garden clubs' for discount coupons. Sometimes you even get a 'buy one, get one free' deal!

With the cost of mailing or shipping it's hardly economical to trade plants any more, sadly.
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." โ€“Winston Churchill
Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
May 21, 2014 12:14 PM CST
I've never seen plants like that for sale anywhere.
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