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I found this in my yard over the summer, it is about 6 inches high, and has about 6 leaves now. Has green leaves, with red centers.

 

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Bad pic, but yes its an aroid, it has leaves and stems just like alocasia, but i am lost with this one!
 

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I uprooted it and potted it, wont hurt in a viv someday. I had a feeling you might know what it is! Thanks alot.

Thanks everyone for the help!

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Ryan
 

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I searched and looked at pics of that colocasia and it looks nothing like them, the leaves are thicker, and it is alot smaller and doesnt seem to be getting any taller. Are you posetive thats what it is?
 

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Well, I will say 90% positive. With out having it in my hand, I can't say for sure. Invasisves tend to be highly plastic species, so things like leaf thinkness or the hieght of the plant may not be good traits to identify by.

With that little bit of color along the mid rib and at the point where the petiole meets the blade, it may not be. Was it growing in shade? You said the leaf was thin. Is it extremly thin, like a sheet of notebook paper? If so it could just be a stunted Caladium. They tend to be presitent this far south, so if they have ever been grown in your yard one could pop up out of the blue many years later.

Just rember, leaf shape with a lot of Aroids varies with age and environmental conditions.
 

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it was growing almost inside a bush, so heavy heavy shade. Its leaves are actually thick. And its not a caladium, there are some in my yard, but they are white, so i could compare somewhat.
 
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I would say it's probably some variety of caladium. They come in an almost unlimited array of colors from red to green to white with all kinds of mixtures and variations.
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could you post a pic of the base of the plant? I have a feeling it is an alocasia of some sort.

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Ill get a pic of the base, but it wont be til monday, mom took camera with her to DC.

Thanks for all the help, and i am almost 100% posetive its not a caladium.

Ryan
 
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