Unlike most Jewel Alocasia this one is very much in one singular color with slightly in dark green coloration - the leaf texture somehow feel hard like a cardboard - similar like Melo or Dragonscale types.
It was said that it from the islands of Samar in Philippines and be considered rare and extinct in wild. I had seen this showing up time to time in nurseries sold in batches which I believe they may be tissue cultured and their origin unknown and oblivious.
This particular one is sold in a private collector nursery which I'm pretty sure either it's not for sale or it would cost a bomb to purchase this fine specimen. I'm showcasing this here for identification purpose and may consider purchasing one tissue cultured cultivated ones when it hits the market. That is if the price is right.
Some people may find this quite interesting but as for me - I would rather purchase the ones which more stronger feature and by definition with more color. This for me is somewhat boring - especially the monotone green ones. As for now - I had already gotten few of the big leaved Green Elephant Ears types that dominated most of my garden space.
I would greatly hesitate to get another one as such as this but if you find this interesting and gives you the gardening pleasure - why not?
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Introduction to Jewel Alocasia
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