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Re: Name for Giraffe Knee

Alistair, Jonathan, Peter, Dewey, Julius and others on the list--Thank you
for letting me know the name of this Plant!  I appreciate it.

I believe you are all right!   Now I am interested in getting more of these
It looks similar to 'Konjac' with this plants leaves being more rounded and
fuller, leaves also patterned not ribbed, petiole is all green and a joint
like a flamingo or crane has on its leg mid-way.  It has reached 48 inches
in height and the tallest branch is leaving the stem at 36inches and that is
the top of the stem, it has 4 main branches with leaves that on every branch
have differing shapes and the way they are grown in differs also. Another
words not at all semetric.

The history of this plant is that I have done volunteer work at the
Botanical gardens here and I got this pot from the pile of things they were
throwing out.  No live green anything showing or from what I could tell
would be coming up.   The side of pot says cabbage flower on it and the
Bonsai store tag too.   I took it home and watered it, and in a few weeks a
very large and interesting shoot emerged, I NEVER say anything like it
before!!   My husband and I were so excited and I poured through my books to
see what it could be.  Not until I found the Aroid Society pages did I even
have an idea what this was. (Note here: if I took it back to the gardens
after rescuing it from the trash they would most likely reclaim it with out
telling me even what it was and I would have no fun with it.  They didn't
let us have any extras etc. except from the trash bin. Sigh...)  That was
last April or May and it is still going strong.  It didn't bloom and I don't
even know if it is supposed to.

I love working with the plants but am now really getting excited to buy some
from you all who have them available.   This last year we have had an
exciting time going on at our church as we have just moved into a new one
and I will be placing many of these interesting ones on display there so
people can learn about them and appreciate them.    Some of you may have
heard about our minister Max Lucado.  I really like the children to be
involved in learning about plants and their environments, so besides at
church I also volunteer teaching horticulture at the local grade school.

Lucy Sampson

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