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Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 26 May 2015 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Alocasia are a group of ornamental plants known for their foliage more than their flowers. Some have very large leaves with striking colors. Native to many areas of the world, these exotic plants give a different flair to the garden. Many have tubers or rhizomes below the ground. Some species are not cold hardy at all while others can live easily in Southern California. Some species are dwarf tropical plants while others get up to about 10 feet. Most prefer part day sun although a few take full sun. Also, most prefer a frost-free area.

Photo captured at the Garfield Park Conservatory on April 27, 2015.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/4.0 ISO 100 33 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Wayra from Roma, Italy

Beautiful lights. I think it's a quite perfect composition.

26 May 2015 6:45am

Martine Libouton from bousval, Belgium

Très belle lumière j'aime

26 May 2015 7:34am

Patrick M. from Lille, France

Very nice as a plant wide range

26 May 2015 9:53am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

nice light and framing

26 May 2015 10:08am

Robert D. Burr from Kingston, Ontario, Canada


26 May 2015 12:07pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

Un feuillage magnifique !!

26 May 2015 12:12pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

nice green

26 May 2015 12:48pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel graphsime de fueille verte et iamge sueprbe compo

26 May 2015 1:49pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb framing, beautiful green !

26 May 2015 2:23pm

Etsu from Kyoto, Japan

Beautiuful image of the green.

26 May 2015 2:32pm

Don - Slackwater from Spokane, United States

A fine close up of these exotic leaves. They are impressive.

26 May 2015 2:36pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

SUch beautiful shapes and details in these lush looking leaves

26 May 2015 5:45pm

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Superb light on the green.:-)

26 May 2015 7:05pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Beautiful, shiny leaves on this interesting plant. I like the veining, too.

26 May 2015 8:16pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
such beautiful frame, colors & lighting!

26 May 2015 9:12pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Such gorgeous leaves. They would look nice in my back yard! The leaves make a beautiful pattern!

26 May 2015 10:11pm

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Nicely composed to show that superb foliage

26 May 2015 10:30pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France


27 May 2015 7:26am

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

Excellent composition of this tight framing.

27 May 2015 3:28pm

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

Excellent composition!

27 May 2015 6:38pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Tropical, but I am reminded of a large romaine lettuce salad.

28 May 2015 3:25am

Malaura from France

Superbe dégradé de vert ! Amicalement

29 May 2015 10:37pm