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Xanthosoma albo atrovirens


By Pitta

Xanthosoma albo atrovirens (Xanthosoma albo atrovirens)

This has a common name pocket plant because the tip of the leaf is joined and forms a well that holds water.The leaf is very yellow when new and changes to white after a while , there are no 2 leaves the same

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Amazing that no two leaves are the same and it also provides a water stop for insects ! Fabulous :~)

29 Nov, 2009


I agree with everything you say Sue and thank goodnes it has a common name.

29 Nov, 2009


Lol Toto. If it hadn't I call it that 'green and white one' ! ;~)

29 Nov, 2009


Me too.

29 Nov, 2009



This is a very unusual Xanthosoma! I had one
once...however, it didn't fit into my garden very
well so I sold it. : > )

10 Dec, 2009


I love this Xanthosoma . I will always put in the common name if I know of one , sorry but I am stckler for the Botanical names. I find them so much easier and can be understood in every country . common names are not reliable as they can change from town to town..

10 Dec, 2009



I agree with you 100%, about using the Botanical
(Scientific) names for plants. Common names alone
can refer to, too many different types of plants around
the world. Plus, when I was going to college for Botany
and Horticulture we always learned the Scientific names first.

10 Dec, 2009

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