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Jul 30, 2015 5:33 PM CST
Kentucky ๐Ÿ˜” (Zone 6a)
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It really looks like a young alocasia, but if it is, I have no idea which it would be!
The leaf shape is an elongated heart, like odora when very small, but it doesn't strike me as odora.
The real kicker is the petioles!
They ate very evenly covered with green vertical dashes... Against an almost white background.
A Mac. Variegated had streaks of white on green pets, Okinawa silver had more white vertical stripes than variegated. These are distinct dashes, equal length, and even spaced and distributed...
I'm at a lose!
I'm afraid it's another genus, possibly a giant calla, I'm just not sure of much about it other than its an aroid that makes tubers...
I hope the pics look better on full screens than they do on my 3" screen, the dashes are very noticeable in real life.

It's growing well, but seems sensitive to hot direct sun for extended time, as if it were variegated, but the leaves are solid light green with lighter veins...

Any suggestions are welcome, I'm a bit at a loss here. So many plants have popped up in collection this year, colocasias, alocasia, bananas... Other random stuff, but I can roughly ID them, I just don't know where they came from... This one, no id, no source...
Thank you folks!
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Jul 31, 2015 5:29 AM CST
Plants Admin Emeritus
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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I don't remember what the young leaves look like but do you have Synandrospadix vermitoxicus ? What do you think @dyzzypyxxy?
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Jul 31, 2015 8:19 AM CST
Kentucky ๐Ÿ˜” (Zone 6a)
Cactus and Succulents Region: Kentucky Moon Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader Tropicals Plant Identifier
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I've wondered that too, but I really don't think anyone sent me a wormkiller yet... But that's the best I can come up with...
It seems like they have similar vertical dashes on the stems
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Aug 14, 2015 5:36 AM CST
Name: mj
Central Florida
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Sure looks like a young S. vermitoxicus to me.
God gave us wings. He just called them horses
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Aug 17, 2015 11:28 AM CST
Kentucky ๐Ÿ˜” (Zone 6a)
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Yea, since it's not changed much, I've decided I agree, all the other small alocasia I have, already grew out and no longer look much like this plant...
Sadly the hose jumped outta my hand and completely obliterated this little guy, I had just gotten done admiring how nice it looked...then...SMASH!
Busted it all to pieces... Figures... There was 20 plants around it. I could have smashed any or even all of them and not cared much, as I have multiples... But no... Crushed my one and only... Figures huh, I suppose my season is drawing to a close, so hopefully the tuber packed on some size... It won't be growing much now! Grumbling
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Aug 17, 2015 1:25 PM CST
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That stinks Sway. Hopefully it will have time to put on a few new leaves.
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Aug 17, 2015 3:25 PM CST
Kentucky ๐Ÿ˜” (Zone 6a)
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I think it was done for the season anyway, it's been 3 weeks since it put out a new leaf, it was just storing away more goodies for winter...
We had a round of 50 degree nights that really slowed stuff down, of course it's supposed to warm right back up, but even those 3 days will be enough to set some stuff back a lot, or simply trigger some to stop making new leaves...
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Aug 17, 2015 5:10 PM CST
Plants Admin Emeritus
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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In the 50's or at 50?
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Aug 18, 2015 4:34 AM CST
Kentucky ๐Ÿ˜” (Zone 6a)
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55/53/57

Daytime highs on those days barely broke 70, and only the coolest of the 3 days was at all sunny... I was cold... If I'm cold, my plants are cold!
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Aug 18, 2015 4:36 PM CST
Plants Admin Emeritus
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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Don't give up hope man!
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Aug 18, 2015 6:57 PM CST
Kentucky ๐Ÿ˜” (Zone 6a)
Cactus and Succulents Region: Kentucky Moon Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader Tropicals Plant Identifier
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It spiked a new leaf today!

I guess the question isn't "why", but really it's "why am I surprised..."

It'll be sweet once this thing gets some size to it!
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Aug 18, 2015 7:43 PM CST
Plants Admin Emeritus
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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nodding Mine has been a real trial but it's a beautiful plant.
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Aug 18, 2015 7:54 PM CST
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
The one constant in life is change
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Here are a couple of pics of my S.vermitoxicus babies and you can see the stems of the mama plant in the first pic. Did I maybe send you a little tuber of that thing when I sent you other stuff last July, Sway?
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Elaine

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Aug 18, 2015 7:58 PM CST
Kentucky ๐Ÿ˜” (Zone 6a)
Cactus and Succulents Region: Kentucky Moon Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader Tropicals Plant Identifier
Garden Ideas: Level 1
dyzzypyxxy said:Here are a couple of pics of my S.vermitoxicus babies and you can see the stems of the mama plant in the first pic. Did I maybe send you a little tuber of that thing when I sent you other stuff last fall, Sway?
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Yes, you must have, also the quilted dreams Alocasia, it's been a rough couple of years... I've probably lost more information than I've retained...
I keep meaning to go through my old mails, I'm sure it's all there...
I hope I sent you some plants in return? *Blush*
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Aug 18, 2015 8:04 PM CST
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
The one constant in life is change
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Yep, I went back and found our t-mail exchange. Glad to see that baby survived.

I was going to get something back from you last fall, and we never got around to it. It was a busy time and I didn't have any leisure for more planting anyway.

Maybe this year . . . ya never know.
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." โ€“Winston Churchill
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Aug 18, 2015 8:35 PM CST
Kentucky ๐Ÿ˜” (Zone 6a)
Cactus and Succulents Region: Kentucky Moon Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader Tropicals Plant Identifier
Garden Ideas: Level 1
Yea, that's what I was thinking too...

I'm attempting to organize a post on the classified section of what I have, or will have available soon!

Since I don't even remember what all you sent I'll need to look back, but I'll be more than happy to send your end of the trade whenever you like, plus interest!

Sorry for the brain fart Sticking tongue out
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Aug 18, 2015 9:27 PM CST
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
The one constant in life is change
Amaryllis Tropicals Multi-Region Gardener Orchids Master Gardener: Florida Irises
Herbs Region: Florida Vegetable Grower Daylilies Birds Cat Lover
Not your fault. We left it open and I didn't want any new plants coming by mail in July or August, anyway.
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." โ€“Winston Churchill
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