ID for Colocasia I got from A and B tropicals

tropicallvr(11)April 10, 2008

Is this one sold as Alocasia black stem really C.fontessia(spelled wrong)?

Thanks for your help.

Here is a link that might be useful: A and b tropicals black stem

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It looks like they lifted the description from the one at Plant Delights, but forgot to lift the varietal name as well.

Red stem might be Colocasia esculenta "Rhubarb".

Black Magic is another form of c. esculenta.

Here is a link that might be useful: Colocasia 'Fontanesii'

    Bookmark   April 10, 2008 at 1:37PM
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bihai(zone 9)

I think they may have mixed up their plant descriptions, LOL. There is an ALOCASIA "Black Stem" which is a very nice plant (I have one, and I love it) but the COlocasia they are selling definitely looks like Fontanesii

    Bookmark   April 11, 2008 at 7:30AM
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Thanks guys. I bought it hoping that's what it was, but I still wasn't sure it was Fontanesii. It grew great for me before (in CA), so I decided to give it another shot in my new location.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2008 at 9:36PM
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