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Colocasia antiquorum illustris


I received this plant from Steve Marak. It is a very vigourous beast, but definitely needs high humidity to survive.

Closeup of the leaf, showing the gorgeous nearly black, velvety surface.
A mature plant produces leaves on 3-4 ft. petioles. The background plants are Alocasia macrorrhizos and Xanthosoma saggitifolia.
Note the leaf in the lower left corner. This is what happens if you let it dry out.

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