More wondering...

Yesterday I wondered about apple storage, today it's about a plant ID. In downtown St. Louis there are a couple of old churches that we pass while walking to the hockey arena. Both have quite nice little gardens, and this one contains an interesting Alocasia:

Roses, canna, butterfly bushes and more, but this is the plant that caught my eye.


Here's another look:

Anybody know what cultivar this is? The ruffled edges are so pronounced, unlike the typical Alocasia which they also grow here:

Now that I see both of them together, I'm not sure that I like the ruffled version as much as the smooth one. Still, it's an impressive specimen. I wonder where they store them over the winter?


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outlawgardener  – (November 8, 2016 at 9:07 AM)  

Pretty! My guess is Alocasia portodora

Hoover Boo  – (November 8, 2016 at 7:13 PM)  

That's not Colocasia esculenta? Taro plant? People used to grow them here, back when there was water. Been a long while since I've seen one in person.

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