Elephant Ear

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

Notes:

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.

COMMENTS

  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.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syngonium

    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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