Can You ID This Houseplant For Me?

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  1. Sjoerd

    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    In the image above you can see the whole plant and its habitus.
    In the second foto you can see a single leaf with its unique form.
    In the third foto you can see a close-up of the speckled stems.

    We received two largish plants without any identification on them We also received some lovely salmon-coloured azelia's.

    I hope that someone can identify this plant for me so that I can care for it properly.
     
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  3. Islandlife

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    It is a "Stingray plant" aka Alocasia macrorrhiza
     
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    I am impressed Island
     
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    Thank you so much, Island, that is spot on.
    I knew someone here could help. Like Cayu said--"very impressive".
    I had better start reading about this strange-looking plant.
    Cheers
    p.s. I even found a little YouTube in Dutch where a girl tells about how to care for them.

     
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    I have never seen one of these. thats a really interesting plant.
     
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    Too right, Carolyn. The new plant also has some little baby plantlets developing in the soil. I shall harvest these once they have a couple of more leaves.
     
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    this is in the elephant ear family. it will produce a new tuber(?) that the plant grows from. I have one that produces a runner that roots too and then produces a "bulb".
     
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    Hey Carolyn--Lets talk elephant ear's.
    This new plant that I got has the beginnings of two mini plants emerging. Obviously I am wondering when to remove them and begin them in a little pot. My rule-of-thumb is to transplant plantlets only after they have produced four new leaves.

    Having said that, I am wondering if you have any experience with doing this. I am open to any advice that you may have.
     
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    I left them to get rather large. maybe about fist sized but I had plenty of room. you can probably move them as long as there are a couple roots to be pulled along with the bulb. looking at the pot you have it growing in I would say move the whole plant to a larger pot to allow the new plants a bit of room to develop.
     
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    Thanks a mil for that advice, Carolyn.
    I value your ideas.
     
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    Definitely a striking plant.
     
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