Variegated Foliage forum: Variegated aroids besides Monstera LOL

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Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
Sep 23, 2019 12:28 PM CST
I love 'em all. Variegated and not variegated, but this one is among my all time most favorites. Cercestes mirabilis. I have a brand new leaf....a triumph! I only got this back into my collection several months ago, my original plant was much older and was climbing well and had started too split (they fenestrate once they climb high enough) when it was lost. Looking forward to having it get that big again
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Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
Sep 24, 2019 6:06 AM CST
Colocasia 'Midori Sour' (which reminds me a LOT of the old Colocasia 'Lemon Lime') is wildly splashed. I am hoping its stable, Colocasia 'Yellow Splash' was highly unstable
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Name: Dick Strever
No.Calif amongst the Redwoods (Zone 8b)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Region: California
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Strever
Sep 24, 2019 9:46 AM CST
Alocasia-odora-Variegata
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Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Sep 24, 2019 10:08 AM CST
@Gina1960 Oh my, I've never heard of Cercestis mirabilis and it is absolutely gorgeous! Lovey dubby

@Strever, That Alocasia is really gorgeous too, I love the variegation on that leaf. Lovey dubby
Does that particular Alocasia grow very tall?
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Name: Dick Strever
No.Calif amongst the Redwoods (Zone 8b)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Region: California
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Strever
Sep 24, 2019 10:10 AM CST
not really
in 15 years it is now 3ft tall
and has thrown off more then a doz babies

plantladylin said:
@Strever, That Alocasia is really gorgeous too, I love the variegation on that leaf. Lovey dubby
Does that particular Alocasia grow very tall?


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Name: Dick Strever
No.Calif amongst the Redwoods (Zone 8b)
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Strever
Sep 24, 2019 10:15 AM CST
here it is complete with a bunch of Begonias around it
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Name: Lin Vosbury
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plantladylin
Sep 24, 2019 10:34 AM CST
That is just downright beautiful! 💚💛💚
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Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
Sep 24, 2019 2:23 PM CST
@plantladylin,
years and years ago when my daughter was young (like 7-8) her favorite theme park was Sea World. One year they had some stands of the variegated ALocasia that were almost 6 feet and had huge leaves.
I have personally only ever gotten a stand to grow to about 4 feet. But it is possible
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Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
Sep 25, 2019 6:05 AM CST
plantladylin said:@Gina1960 Oh my, I've never heard of Cercestis mirabilis and it is absolutely gorgeous! Lovey dubby

@Strever, That Alocasia is really gorgeous too, I love the variegation on that leaf. Lovey dubby
Does that particular Alocasia grow very tall?


Lin,
Cercestes mirabilis wasn't described to the scientific record until 1985. SO in the scheme of things its a relatively young plant. It was extremely popular in the early to mid-2000's and was selling like hotcakes. Then it fell off the market and has now pretty much become a collector's plant, if you can find someone who has it and get them to trade or sell a piece. I had it years ago and had gotten it to the stage where the leaves turn from the juvenile form (in my photo here) to the adult form (where it starts to split like a syngonium) when I lost it in my greenhouse problem years.
But I recently got it again in a trade so I have another chance with this wonderful plant.
Its native to Gabon, Angola, Zaire, Uganda and a few other countries in Africa where its called 'the embossed' plant because the variegation looks like it was stamped on. It can climb up 20-50 feet, so I have mine at the base of a totem. Hoping it really takes off!
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Name: Lin Vosbury
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plantladylin
Sep 25, 2019 6:26 AM CST
It will be amazingly beautiful once it begins to climb in your greenhouse!!
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Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
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Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
Sep 25, 2019 7:08 AM CST
I'm keeping my fingers crossed!
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Name: Gina
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Gina1960
Oct 1, 2019 10:21 AM CST
Side by side. The green form of ALocasia 'Mandalay' (a hybrid of A. 'amazonica ' Poly) and the variegated form (these are still infants)
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Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
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Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
Oct 1, 2019 10:25 AM CST
Three forms of variegated ALocasia- A. macrorhizzos also-variegata
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A new leaf opening of A. gageana "Okinawa Silver'
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And a small leaf on A. gageana aurea-variegata

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Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
Oct 7, 2019 12:57 PM CST
I grew this a long time ago and forgot why I never really warmed up to it until now. I got it again as part of a trade, and although its nice, its fragile. This is variegated Xanthosoma saggitifolia. The white portions of the leaves have that extreme tendency to just disintegrate like some of the variegated plants can. These pretty leaves only last a few days before the white part melts so I was lucky to get a pic before I missed it
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Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
Feb 5, 2020 9:37 PM CST
Newest leaf on one of my variegated Alocasia Frydeks showing a nice variegation
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Name: Lin Vosbury
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plantladylin
Feb 6, 2020 6:31 AM CST
Nice, Gina; I love the variegated 'Frydek', such a pretty plant!

I spotted a new leaf on Philodendron 'Jose Buono' yesterday:
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Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
Feb 6, 2020 6:52 AM CST
Oh that's a NICE ONE Lin!!!!! Jose Buono is a strange duck...I have some that are extremely variegated, and some that are mostly speckled. Its kind of like variegated Monstera....you can get speckles, splashes, or both! All on one leaf!
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Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Feb 6, 2020 6:56 AM CST
I got my plant from another member a couple of years ago and it doesn't have much variegation. This new little leaf surprised me and I'm hoping some of the future leaves will show lighter coloration! I am going to plant it in the ground next month!!
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~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
Feb 6, 2020 7:09 AM CST
Look at the stem...the larger the striations on the stem the more it will be expressed in the leaves
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