Plant ID forum: Alocasia? Spotted leaves - loves heat, shade, moisture

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California (Zone 9b)
Region: California Seller of Garden Stuff
Sep 16, 2012 8:57 PM CST
This has been in my mom's garden forever. Fat green bulbs that sit almost on the soil surface and multiply generously. The foliage has subtle spots (which you can't see in this pic). I'm in zone 9b. This plant does nicely in the shade, seems to thrive in the heat, appreciates water but isn't demanding about it. I suspect it's South African from its easygoing nature. Seems to take everything in stride.

For scale, that's an 8" fern pot it's in. Doesn't need even that much depth.

Ideas? This is a nice little guy who deserves a name.

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Name: Mike
WI (Zone 4b)
Cactus and Succulents Amaryllis Plumerias
Sep 19, 2012 9:32 AM CST
I think Drimiopsis maculata ---Little White Soldiers--

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