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Identifying a Houseplant

I got this plant from Walmart and to begin with it was doing very well, but now it seems to be dying. Can you please help me identify it so I can try to nurse it back to health? Thanks!

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January 3, 20170 found this helpful

I'm not sure what it is. However, you could water it,
put it in a plastic bag, and close the bag tightly. This provides a greenhouse effect and revive the plant. Why don't you go back to Walmart, or any garden center, and find out what it is?
You can also send a picture to your local cooperative extension.

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January 4, 20170 found this helpful

This is an elephant ear (Colocasia). The plant can be grown in the ground or in large containers. They are grown outside year-round in subtropical and tropical areas. In temperate regions, they are planted out for the summer and dug up and stored over winter, dry and with ventilation to prevent fungal infection. They can be grown in almost any temperature zone as long as the summer is warm. Growth is best at temperatures between 20 to 30 °C (68 to 86 °F). The plants can be damaged if temperatures fall below 10 °C (50 °F) for more than a few days.


The root tuber is typically planted close to the surface. The first signs of growth will appear in 1 to 3 weeks. The adult plant will need a minimum of at least 1 m2 (11 sq ft) of space for good growth. They do best in compost-rich soil and in shade, but will grow reasonably well in average soil provided it is moisture-retentive. The plants should not be left to go dry for too long; if this does happen, the leaves will wilt; watering will allow the plant to recover if done before they get too dry. Periodic fertilisation (every 3 to 4 weeks) with a common plant fertiliser will increase yields. Source: Wikipedia

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January 3, 20170 found this helpful

I think your plant resembles that of a "Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree".
I found a page dedicated to this plant...

Ad … fiddle-leaf-fig/

If not?

You can also take a picture of the "leaf" and upload it to Google and conduct a reverse image search which should help.

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January 11, 20170 found this helpful

This is a nice plant and grows very well indoors.
Green Velvet Alocasia is also known as the Elephants Ear plant.

Here is a web site that may help you save your plant:

http://www.hous … et-alocasia.html

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