Elephant Ear

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Date Photo Taken: 01/04/2014
Location: Auburn, GA
Posted By: mdnewman52


This plant is sold at various grocery stores as ” assorted 3-inch foliage” but I think it may belong to the elephant ear family. It is light green with new foliage having reddish veins that eventually darken into all green.


  1. parityanimal Flower Fanatic says:

    Probably a variety of Alocasia or Colocosia, both of which are sometimes called Elephant Ear.

    January 7th, 2014 at 9:37 am
  2. mdnewman Unregistered says:

    Thanks for your response. If there any chance it could be in the caladium family? There is a crown around the base of the plant and although I have not repotted, it may be growing from a bulb.

    January 7th, 2014 at 12:19 pm
  3. Gatorloegz Unregistered says:

    The plant is an Arrowhead Phillodendron (Syngonium)

    January 7th, 2014 at 11:41 pm
  4. Metrosideros Flower Fanatic says:

    The plant is Syngonium podophyllum, Arrowhead Vine.


    February 20th, 2014 at 1:11 pm
  5. MDNewman Unregistered says:

    Thank you for your identification. It is about 1 year old now and is still upright. If it continues to grow will it eventually grow long like a vine?

    February 20th, 2014 at 2:16 pm

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