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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Batavia Gardens labeled this Alocosia "Thai Giant" ? ? ?

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TwinLakesChef
OC, CA & Twin Lakes , IA
(Zone 4b)

July 20, 2013
11:42 AM

Post #9606143

Plant is 2 1/2 ft high - leaf 19 inches long.

I've never seen this one. Looking up Thai Giant, it doesn't have that shade or pattern.
Or is this just sick? My daughter paid $ 40.00 for it.

All opinions welcome . . . I'm stumped!

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cinemike

cinemike
CREZIERES
France
(Zone 8a)

July 20, 2013
1:16 PM

Post #9606228

No, it is a form of Colocasia gigantia given the common name 'Thai Giant' see http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/122962/
also
http://www.bambooweb.info/bb/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=5820&start=15

TwinLakesChef
OC, CA & Twin Lakes , IA
(Zone 4b)

July 21, 2013
12:04 PM

Post #9607239

Well thank you for your answer.

After looking at the pictures in the links you so kindly provided, I am wondering if my daughter's is so very light green because
it needs feeding or more sun. It was sitting in the shade plant area a the nursery.
TwinLakesChef
OC, CA & Twin Lakes , IA
(Zone 4b)

July 23, 2013
12:49 PM

Post #9609645

We went back to the nursery and the guy there said, yes, it would remain a light green. Guess we'll wait and see.

cinemike

cinemike
CREZIERES
France
(Zone 8a)

July 24, 2013
1:06 AM

Post #9610242

Different plants of the same species and variety may have subtly different colours and even not so subtly.
TwinLakesChef
OC, CA & Twin Lakes , IA
(Zone 4b)

August 9, 2013
4:56 PM

Post #9626165

I left there on Tue to come back to Iowa and it doesn't look good. It seems to be burning so we may lose it. It is awesome and is even putting on a bloom.
What ear blooms? . . . this one. We will see how it does.

cinemike

cinemike
CREZIERES
France
(Zone 8a)

August 10, 2013
12:49 AM

Post #9626366

Good luck.

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