Aroids forum: Plant ID

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Name: Mike
Anaheim Hills, CA (Zone 10a)
Oct 3, 2013 9:46 PM CST
Do either of these plants look familiar to anyone? I saw them at my local HD with no tags and the "help" wasn't much.
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Oct 3, 2013 10:42 PM CST
The first ones a calla, there's so many that's there's no tellin what it could be, but it looks suspiciously like my calla Hercules, as you might imagine, they get big!

No idea on the second one, it's not an aroid, but is really attractive, despite that... Rolling on the floor laughing

They look to be in good shape, what are they priced at?
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Name: LariAnn Garner
south Florida, USA
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Oct 14, 2013 1:40 PM CST


The second one is a variegated Ficus species - I can't say which species because I'm not up on Ficus as I am on many aroids, but I've seen the all-green type of that Ficus here in south Florida.

Swayback is correct about the first one - Calla for sure.
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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Oct 15, 2013 7:38 AM CST

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I agree re: the Calla. Doesn't look exactly like any of mine with the maculate leaves. If it were immaculate I'd say Z. aethiopica, but with the spots 'Hercules' seems likely. If at some point you can post a photo of the corm/rhizome we can confirm if it's a Z. aethiopica variety @SoCalDawg.

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