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Tropical Plants: I call it a Buddha Palm Plant!?!?

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Addicted2
Georgetown, AL
(Zone 9a)

June 30, 2013
6:18 AM

Post #9579827

I am not sure if this is the correct name. I LOVE this plant. I have taken babies off of it and shared because its so beautiful.

Can someone please tell me what it's actual name is?

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KayJones
Panama City Beach, FL
(Zone 8b)

June 30, 2013
11:58 AM

Post #9580252

It looks like a Caladium to me.
Addicted2
Georgetown, AL
(Zone 9a)

July 1, 2013
5:28 AM

Post #9581288

I need to post a better picture. It's not Caladium, as it is a big cluster... Let me see if I can find a different picture.. Nope! I have to go take another. Will post it soon.

This one is not mine, but it looks just like it. When the rain stops I'll take a pic of the "stalks" on one of mine. That should be helpful.

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KayJones
Panama City Beach, FL
(Zone 8b)

July 1, 2013
6:03 AM

Post #9581343

Could you post your pictures on the DG i.d. forum for a positive identification?

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/f/plantid/all/

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dyzzypyxxy
Sarasota, FL
(Zone 9b)

July 1, 2013
10:10 AM

Post #9581771

When you took babies off it to give to your friends, was there a sort of bulb or rhizome on the bottom of the plant between the stem and the roots? Does it go dormant in the winter? Disappear below ground or just stop growing?

I agree with Kay, it looks a lot like a Caladium, and they can make a clump like that if left in one place for a few years, but the leaves look thicker and shiny, and to be honest, I've never seen a plain green Caladium.

Might be an Aroid, some sort of small Philodendron, or an EE. Maybe post your pic on the Aroids forum?
KayJones
Panama City Beach, FL
(Zone 8b)

July 1, 2013
12:21 PM

Post #9582046

Check out the Antherium plant - it looks like it could be that, too.
GAgirl1066
Blackshear, GA

July 1, 2013
1:34 PM

Post #9582138

It looks like alocasia cuculatta to me.
Addicted2
Georgetown, AL
(Zone 9a)

July 1, 2013
2:12 PM

Post #9582186

That's it GAgirl.. That is my plant. :)

Thank you all.. I appreciate all the help..

Yes, yes.. It does down completely in the winter and comes back in the spring.

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