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Sprawling Heart Shaped Leaf Plant - Florida

Posted by amghost Florida (My Page) on
Wed, Feb 18, 09 at 21:05

Hello,

We were recently in Florida and brought home the pictured plant from a location we want to remember. However, we have no idea what it is and would like to know how to care for it.

Does anyone know what this is? Help is appreciated.

Thanks!

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RE: Sprawling Heart Shaped Leaf Plant - Florida

hello. it looks to me like it's an elephant ear plant (Colocasia).
http://www.wikihow.com/Grow-Elephant-Ear-Plants
instructions how to grow it.

or... a yam plant / taro ???
could be. as in your pic, i see the leaf has a blueish hue.

Calin


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RE: Sprawling Heart Shaped Leaf Plant - Florida

I second your choice as a Colocasia, possibly as you mention C. esculenta especially if the stem attaches about an inch down from the top of the leaf.
I grow many different varieties of Colocasias and love the nearly black ones.


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