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I'm very excited!!!

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    Default I'm very excited!!!

    I've been growing this thing for years and years in the same old 6 inch pot, never paying it much mind, just because I thought the foliage was cool. Brought it back from Hawaii after a trip out there almost a decade ago.

    Well, after doing some research on Amorphophallus and coming upon this site, I saw a plant growing right next to Ted the Titan that looked like mine. Could it be?

    I checked out the tag, googled it, and....


    Yes!

    Turns out I've been growing an Aroid all along, and never knew it!

    In any case, this is Alocasia Black Velvet--foliage is awesome, I think; soft and furry-looking, just like velvet, even though the leaves are really rigid--almost plastic to the touch.

    I feel like such a kid, getting all excited and posting this, but hey...
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    Those white stars are so luminous! Beauty of a plant. I get that same little kid feeling everytime I see a new root, leaf or spike. Threefold as a bud starts to open! Guess that's why we're all in the same forum!

    Julie

    Ted's is bigger than all of ours...put together!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lja
    I've been growing this thing for years and years in the same old 6 inch pot, never paying it much mind, just because I thought the foliage was cool. Brought it back from Hawaii after a trip out there almost a decade ago.

    Well, after doing some research on Amorphophallus and coming upon this site, I saw a plant growing right next to Ted the Titan that looked like mine. Could it be?

    I checked out the tag, googled it, and....


    Yes!

    Turns out I've been growing an Aroid all along, and never knew it!

    In any case, this is Alocasia Black Velvet--foliage is awesome, I think; soft and furry-looking, just like velvet, even though the leaves are really rigid--almost plastic to the touch.

    I feel like such a kid, getting all excited and posting this, but hey...
    Dude, that is gorgeous!! I haven't told you yet that all those types of plants (Colocasia, alocasia, xanthosoma) are my other passion. I just go weak in the knees over them. They multiply really well too, so there's always stuff to trade or give away.

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    Methinks Kevo is hinting...

    Julie

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    I don't hint.

    I beg.

    I already have one very similar to that one.

    SO THERE!!

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    LOL,

    I can see it now...a SO holds some hitherto unseen 'chid or tuber up like a bacon strip and says, "come on now Kevy...pick up your socks. Be a good boy..."

    Julie

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    THat's gorgeous, Louis. Very nice.

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    Oh wow!! I'm not fan of leaves but those are gorgeous . I also like the quilted look. They are very beautiful, Louis.

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