Plant ID forum: Plant Swap Find - ID Please

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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Sep 27, 2015 8:01 AM CST
Picked this up at the plant swap yesterday. At first I thought it might be an Elephant Ear but I'm not real sure about that. Can anyone put a name to it?

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Name: Lin
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Sep 27, 2015 12:09 PM CST
Maybe the juvenile form of one of these?

Variegated Upright Elephant Ear (Alocasia macrorrhizos 'Variegata')
Elephant's Ear (Alocasia gageana 'Albo-variegata')
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Name: Donald
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needrain
Sep 27, 2015 1:15 PM CST
Could it be a Syngonium? Or possibly a young Philodendrum?
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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Sep 27, 2015 1:36 PM CST
Donald, I was thinking it just might be a Philodendrum - that's why I'm not sure. I'm hoping it's an EE.
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Sep 27, 2015 3:46 PM CST

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Nice swap Anne. I agree with plantladylin that it's probably one of those two Alocasia. Will you be over-wintering in your greenhouse?
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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Sep 27, 2015 8:22 PM CST
Thanks! and Awesome! Most definitely will be going in the greenhouse .. probably toward the top so the soil temperature stays a bit warmer.

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Name: Evan
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eclayne
Sep 29, 2015 1:03 PM CST

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While non of this may apply to your greenhouse I've found growing these Alocasia can be tricky during the winter months. In a window it's too dry, in the basement under artificial light it's too cool. The advice I've received that seems to work for me is to under-pot the plants and water/fertilize sparingly.
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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Sep 29, 2015 2:00 PM CST
Thanks for the advice - I will certainly follow it!
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