Gina1960 said:All of these Poly's are tissue cultured. Sometimes they turn out wonky. Yours is a wonky one.
Gina1960 said:Poly is a weird plant to begin with. Its a sanderiana hybrid that, from the data I have read, probably has some chromosomal mismatching. It was originally named Poly because the folks who discovered it thought it was a polyploid. That name then got corrupted later on into 'Polly'. But the correct name is 'Poly'. From what I have read in the past, when they tissue culture plants most of the time they mix samples from more than one plant. Sometimes some plants turn out a bit wonky. Sometimes, this results in a plant or 2 that are different enough for them to declare that they are a new cultivar, and they will select that plant out and tissue culture just it over successive generations to see if whatever they decided was different enough is stable, and they will patent that and market it. This is what happened with Alocasia reginula. The plain species that we used to grow many years ago was just Alocasia reginula as it was collected in the field. Then a TC company felt that they had a newer better plant and patented a cultivar A. reginula 'Black Velvet'.