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  Alocasia Black Polly
From: starsell at aol.com on 2009.12.12 at 02:56:51(20384)
Dear All,

Adding to the recent discussion of Alocasia Amazonica

including Black Polly I have found something I haven't yet




From: "Marek Argent" <abri1973 at wp.pl> on 2009.12.12 at 20:37:43(20385)
Hello Alison,

It may be a difference only in lighting conditions.

Many Alocasia plants when they are cultivated under strong light,

the underside of the leaves becomes purple or brown and the leaves look darker.

'Polly' has one of the darkest leaves from cultivated Alocasia plants,

just like A. reginula known in trade as A. 'Black Velvet'




Marek Argent



From: starsell at aol.com on 2009.12.13 at 15:45:06(20386)
Hi Marek,

The ones I have cultivated for some time now are the

same as the first link below and as described in my post.

The one in the nursery being sold as 'Black Polly' looks

completely different - like a dark lauterbachii.

First time I am seeing that. I'll go by and try to get a




From: "Denis Rotolante" <denis at skg.com> on 2009.12.14 at 14:47:28(20387)

Please delineate what the initials "EA" stand for. Is that a store name or a country abbreviation or something else altogether?




From: STARSELL at aol.com on 2009.12.14 at 16:32:50(20388)
Dearest Denis,

My sincere apologies to you and all!

EA = Exotic Angel aka Hermann Englemann.

I am so sorry, it is a habit and I just forgot that not

everyone refers to them often enough to use that.

I realize that only now will my post make more sense.




From: "Denis Rotolante" <denis at skg.com> on 2009.12.15 at 16:58:13(20389)
We don't have any Exotic Angel Stores here in Florida, Just Herman's monster foliage nursery network in Apopka.. Thanks for the input it's all become much clearer now.




From: starsell at aol.com on 2009.12.16 at 14:12:09(20392)
Hi Denis,

Every Lowe's, most Walmarts, grocery stores, almost any

outlet that sells plants is an Exotic Angel store.

My remark is aimed at my finding yet another plant with the

name 'Black Polly' - this one is not from a mammoth grower

like Englemann, but it had to originate somewhere. It is now at

a nursery that does not sell Englemann plants.

I'm just surprised that there is another being marketed as same




From: "Sherry Gates" <TheTropix at msn.com> on 2009.12.16 at 16:38:39(20393)
Hi Denis,

You can find Exotic Angel in Lowe's, Home Depot... in the "inside" greenhouses. I wish we had a store called Herman's Monster Foliage - OH YEAH! I love monster foliage!

Merry Christmas everyone! May the Blessings of Christ be with each of you and your families & friends.




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