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?

Thanks!

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Name: Lin
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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
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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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?
Evan
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
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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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)
Only dead fish go with the flow!
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Xeramtheum
Sep 29, 2015 2:00 PM CST
Thanks for the advice - I will certainly follow it!
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country. "

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