Plant ID forum: House plant

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Jul 11, 2017 2:38 PM CST
Can you tell me what this is
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The leaf surface looks like velvet, underside a light purple. I bought it for my dart frogs vivarium.thank you
Name: Lin
Southeast Florida (Zone 10a)

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Jul 11, 2017 3:03 PM CST
It looks like this one I used to have that had soft, pubescent, velvety leaves: Elephant's Ear (Alocasia micholitziana 'Frydek')
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Jul 11, 2017 4:19 PM CST
Yes, Alocasia.
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Name: Carter Mayer
Houston, TX (Zone 9b)
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Jul 11, 2017 7:53 PM CST
With the smaller stature looks more like Alocasia reginula to me. Not sure what the difference is between the species and 'Black Valvet', but yours could be either one of them - or both!

Elephant's Ear (Alocasia reginula 'Black Velvet')
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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Jul 11, 2017 9:04 PM CST


I agree A. reginula

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