EE with splashy red spots ...

roselee z8b S.W. TexasJune 4, 2011

I saw a beautiful green elephant ear with splashy red spots at Rainbow Garden in San Antonio today.

There was no name on the pot; just the price -- $10. for a gal. size.

Does anyone know how tender it is?

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roselee z8b S.W. Texas

There is a photo of the EE with the splashy dark red spots tenth down on the blog linked below. The photo is labeled "North Berm".

Here is a link that might be useful: Hoe and Shovel Blog ... Florida

    Bookmark   June 6, 2011 at 10:23PM
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roselee z8b S.W. Texas

I had the Gardening with Grace blog open too. It's a good one, but the photo is on Hoe and Shovel :-)

Here is a link that might be useful: Hoe and Shovel ... for sure this time

    Bookmark   June 6, 2011 at 10:28PM
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roselee z8b S.W. Texas

Not only wrong blog, but it's eight pictures down. Must have worked in the sun too long today ... LOL!

    Bookmark   June 6, 2011 at 10:41PM
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bossjim1

I was about to ask for more directions. I've been searching on line for a red spotted E.E. ever since you first posted. I think you threw me a curve when you said "red". The picture, in the blog looks just like my 'Mojito', but I don't see the spots as red, but purple. If it is Colocasia 'Mojito', mine survived 21 deg. last winter. The bulb froze and turned to mush, probably because it wasn't planted deep enough, but about a dozen pups came up this spring. Here's a couple of pictures. Is it the same?
Jim

    Bookmark   June 6, 2011 at 11:09PM
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roselee z8b S.W. Texas

It looks the same to me. And I know -- Patty questioned my calling the spots red too, but you know how in plants they use the color terms loosely. That's my excuse anyway!

But whatever; I love it! And it's very good news to know it survived last winter. My (ahem) 'black' EEs do what your Mojito does -- sometimes the bulb freezes but a lot of pups come up from some long stringy things underground.

Thanks Jim! Your plants are beautiful!

    Bookmark   June 7, 2011 at 12:30AM
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PKponder TX(7b)

That's pretty!

    Bookmark   June 7, 2011 at 5:26AM
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bossjim1

Roselee actually only the part of the bulb that was above ground, turned to mush. I cut the nasty part off and covered the rest with soil. The pups all came from the part of the bulb that was underground.
Jim

    Bookmark   June 7, 2011 at 8:57AM
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pjtexgirl(7b DFW)

It's good you were able to save that beautiful EE.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2011 at 10:41AM
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