Plant ID forum: Bulb for ID

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shelly005
Apr 11, 2015 2:27 PM CST
Several weeks back, I purchased this bulb along with a bunch of others things and placed it outside way too early then forgot about it. Last week, I noticed the depressed plant and it appeared dead. In a last ditch effort to save it, I cut off all the dead leaves and cleaned up the bulb then placed in this pot; and low and behold -- IT LIVES! I figure something this resilient deserves a name and special place in my garden.
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purpleinopp
Apr 13, 2015 8:57 AM CST
Hi & welcome to ATP!

Was it a fairly large bulb? Could be elephant ear (Colocasia esculenta.) They're often sold individually while dormant.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Apr 13, 2015 9:07 AM CST
Hi Shelly, Welcome! from me too!

I don't know what your bulb is but in the next few weeks you should see leaves emerging and I hope you will post another photo at that time so we can get a better idea of what your plant might be. For comparison, you can view photos of "Taro" bulbs here: Elephant Ear (Colocasia esculenta)
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shelly005
Apr 13, 2015 12:09 PM CST
okay, in a few weeks, I will add an updated picture. thank you. I tip my hat to you.
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Apr 13, 2015 12:13 PM CST
Shelly, you are very welcome! I'm confident that once the leaves emerge someone will be able to identify it for you.
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