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foussi
Apr 17, 2016 2:01 PM CST
I bought it at a botanic garden trade bla bla.


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DaisyI
Apr 17, 2016 6:02 PM CST
Maybe Alocasia.
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XiaoLong
Apr 17, 2016 7:14 PM CST
Since it have thin pencil like leaf stalk, i think it close to Anthurium. Is the stalk tough and sturdy ? Or soft and spongy like common alocasia ?

Is the colour pattern on the leaf looks like chrystal in close inspection ? Or just plain light green ?
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dyzzypyxxy
Apr 17, 2016 7:19 PM CST
I'm thinking it's a Philodendron Gloriosum. They have those lovely velvety leaves with light colored veins, and the stems and posture look about right.
Philodendron (Philodendron gloriosum)
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bonitin
Apr 18, 2016 12:29 AM CST
dyzzypyxxy said:I'm thinking it's a Philodendron Gloriosum. They have those lovely velvety leaves with light colored veins, and the stems and posture look about right.
Philodendron (Philodendron gloriosum)

I agree

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plantladylin
Apr 18, 2016 9:14 AM CST
LOL and my thought was it looks like African Mask (Alocasia micholitziana)

edited to add: A. micholitziana has soft, pubescent leaves.
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Name: Daisy
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DaisyI
Apr 18, 2016 9:15 AM CST
That's where we started. Smiling
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plantladylin
Apr 18, 2016 9:17 AM CST
Daisy ... I see that. Green Grin! And, it's just a wild guess on my part; my eyes are having difficulty seeing the photos and I'm not all that good at plant identification. I just make guesses; I'm right at times but most of the time I'm way off! Rolling on the floor laughing
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DaisyI
Apr 18, 2016 9:52 AM CST
I hate to see people's questions go unanswered so after a certain number of views or time has gone by without a thought, I add my own. Then someone will immediately take a second look and come up with the right answer. Works like a charm. Rolling on the floor laughing

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dyzzypyxxy
Apr 18, 2016 1:04 PM CST
I'm still stickin with my P. gloriosum. Here's a picture of mine in better days. I really need to rescue it from the jungle now. See how the leaves are more rounded than the African Mask? That's why I think it's gloriosum.
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Xeramtheum
Apr 18, 2016 1:11 PM CST
I agree with Elaine .. leaves are wrong for African Mask.
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bonitin
Apr 18, 2016 1:18 PM CST
Also the way the veins are running points to Philodendron gloriosum.
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plantladylin
Apr 18, 2016 2:12 PM CST
I do believe you all are correct ... now that I enlarge foussi's first photo, the leaves are larger than the Alocasia and do look more like Philodendron (Philodendron gloriosum)

It sometimes takes me seeing side by side pictures to see the differences. Smiling
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DaisyI
Apr 18, 2016 5:38 PM CST
I think its pretty.
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foussi
Apr 19, 2016 5:42 AM CST
Thanks, I searched on google about the plant and damn it can get big and wide .
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AlyssaBlue
Apr 19, 2016 6:15 AM CST
Yes, that just means you have to clear furniture eventually to make room for the plant. Isn't that what we all do- build the room around plants? I thought that was normal..... Rolling on the floor laughing
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foussi
Apr 28, 2016 1:48 AM CST
For some reason i thought its a remusatia vivipara because they look so similiar.
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dyzzypyxxy
Apr 28, 2016 7:45 AM CST
They sure do look similar. Now going back to your original pictures, the leaves look like they are velvety to me, which would make it Gloriosum. But (sorry) they aren't the greatest pictures.

The Remusatia vivipara has smooth, shiny leaves doesn't it?
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eclayne
Apr 28, 2016 10:10 AM CST

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Looks like P. gloriosum to me too. Remusatia (and Alocasia) have three prominent veins, the mid-rib (in the middle of the leaf) and the basal-ribs (one in each lobe). Your plant doesn't have basal-ribs. Your plant also has an open sinus. The lobes are not connected so the stem is at the edge of the leaf. R. vivipara has leaves like a Colocasia, the lobes are connected so the stem connects to the leaf nearer the middle.
Evan

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