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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Feb 15, 2016 12:02 PM CST

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Hi chhari55,
This is not Arum creticum and probably not a member of genus Arum. The spadix is producing pollen (male zone) at the top and there is no sterile appendix above the male zone. Do you have a picture of the whole plant? The inflorescence and leaf markings remind me of Caladium but it's hard to tell.
Evan
Evan
Name: Harinarayana Chennupati
INDIA Andhra Pradesh (Zone 5b)
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chhari55
Feb 16, 2016 4:48 AM CST
Yes I think you are right 👉
It seems like Caladium
I will send whole plant
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Feb 16, 2016 8:58 AM CST

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Thanks for the photo of the whole plant, it's a beauty. I don't know which variety it is so I'll move the photo to the Parent Plant entry for Caladiums (Caladium)

Starting a thread in the Plant ID or Tropicals forum might help you pin down the variety.
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Terry_of_TT
Jun 22, 2017 4:01 AM CST
Sorry for the belated response. I'm brand new to this website. This plant is a caladium, C bicolor, named "Florida Clown." I've never seen it for sale in any nursery. My original was found more than 40 years ago by my sister in her yard in a very old Tampa neighborhood. I've had it in my collection ever since. It's a medium size variety, maximum 21 inch leaf blade in my experience. It will grow in full sun but won't look good. It does best in partial shade, with deep mulching, home-made compost, and liberal water. This is by far the most prolific variety in my collection. One autumn I dug up a small section where I had planted a dozen of these two years prior. I found the ones I planted, and about 70 tiny offsets, some no larger than a BB. They all sprouted in individual pots the next spring, and a few more babies popped up in the same section, from tiny tubers that I missed when I dug up the garden the previous autumn.

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