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ID for Colocasia I got from A and B tropicals

Posted by tropicallvr north coast Cal (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 10, 08 at 12:54

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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RE: ID for Colocasia I got from A and B tropicals

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'

RE: ID for Colocasia I got from A and B tropicals

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

RE: ID for Colocasia I got from A and B tropicals

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.

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