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May 29, 2020 7:36 AM CST
Gatlinburg Tennessee
This was at a plant nursery in Englewood Florida on 5/12/20. Without any identification and employees could not tell us even what type of plant it was?
I told my husband to bring it home because it was an alocasia or colocasia from the picture he sent me. The stems were so bright in color. I thought seeing it in person I would not have a problem identifying it. Semi shade at the nursery so I placed semi shade at home. The stems have changed in color and the leaves are now pointing level. They are not upright or downward. Please help me identify. Thank you It looks similar to

Yucatan Princess but I don't believe it is?
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May 29, 2020 7:42 AM CST
Gatlinburg Tennessee
This is my first post and question I don't think it uploaded my pictures!! So I'll try this. Crossing Fingers!
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May 29, 2020 7:42 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
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Hi Cajun,

It looks like your photo failed to upload, can you try again?
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May 29, 2020 7:49 AM CST
Gatlinburg Tennessee
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May 29, 2020 7:53 AM CST
Gatlinburg Tennessee
This was at the plant nursery in Florida 5/12/20
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This is now in Tennessee 5/29/20
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May 29, 2020 7:57 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Pretty! My first thought was it might be Elephant Ear (Colocasia esculenta Royal Hawaiian® Pineapple Princess) but I'm not sure, there are likely many with red leaf reverse and red stems.
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May 29, 2020 8:08 AM CST
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May 29, 2020 8:18 AM CST
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I think that is alocasia, not a colocasia. I have similar one and it was labelled Alocasia sarawakensis 'Yucatan Princess', it gets darker, more rounder and more upright in full sun,. why do you think yours not Yucatan princes..?
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May 29, 2020 9:01 AM CST
Gatlinburg Tennessee
I have a Yucatan princess and the leaves are a different texture. The stems are kind of similar but a different color. The first and third pictures are the Yucatan princess
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May 29, 2020 10:58 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Region: Ukraine Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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Alocasia leaves can be highly variable and your plant may very well be Elephant's Ear (Alocasia sarawakensis 'Yucatan Princess') Since your new plant is a juvenile, it's likely adjusting from it's home in the Florida climate to it's new home in Tennessee.

We currently only have one photo of 'Yucatan Princess' in our database so I hope you will consider uploading a few pictures of your plant!
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May 29, 2020 1:21 PM CST
Gatlinburg Tennessee
Thank you for the help.
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