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plant ID help? Not a fruit, but it showed up in my pots...
« on: April 09, 2016, 01:28:31 PM »
So, I have this stuff growing in most of my pots.  Don't know what it is, as it hitch-hiked in with something a while ago.  It does not vine or spread by runners, so I don't think it is a syngonium, even though that is what the leaves look like. It never gets any taller than about 6-8 inches, and grows from a bulb that looks just like a rat turd.  Now it is blooming, with a nice-smelling, velvety purple/black spathe-like thing.
Any ideas?






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Re: plant ID help? Not a fruit, but it showed up in my pots...
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2016, 10:25:33 PM »
I suspect it is Black Calla Lily - Arum palaestinum (or related):


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« Last Edit: April 09, 2016, 10:35:40 PM by LivingParadise »

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Re: plant ID help? Not a fruit, but it showed up in my pots...
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2016, 06:42:25 AM »
It is na Arum species for sure!
Maybe Arum purpureospathum, by the shape and color...
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Re: plant ID help? Not a fruit, but it showed up in my pots...
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2016, 12:14:22 PM »
Thanks!
Now I know where to look!

Carolyn

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Re: plant ID help? Not a fruit, but it showed up in my pots...
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2016, 11:56:38 PM »
Success!
Thanks for the tips on it being an arum!
It appears I am the proud owner of about a thousand Typhonium Roxburgii - dwarf voodoo lilies!
Not sure if I am supposed to USE voodoo now, or if these little guys will PROTECT me from voodoo.
At any rate, I will quit pulling them up!

Carolyn

 

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