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What is this plant?

Post  rapel on 7/17/2011, 3:46 pm

I was given this plant a year ago. It survived a TX winter & is thriving in the heat. Does anyone know what it is? Does it bloom?


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Post  camprn on 7/17/2011, 3:53 pm

Looks like a lily or perhaps orchid foliage. But I do not know for sure. :?:
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Post  Goosegirl on 7/17/2011, 3:55 pm

Also looks kind of like a non-varigated corn plant (the dracaena, not the veggie)
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Post  camprn on 7/17/2011, 3:58 pm

@Goosegirl wrote:Also looks kind of like a non-varigated corn plant (the dracaena, not the veggie)
Yes it does, but it has wintered over. I have never heard of corn wintering over. Shocked
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Post  Kelejan on 7/17/2011, 4:00 pm

rapel, I see you are getting advice already.

This is a great place to be with lots of help and constructive criticism.
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Post  Goosegirl on 7/17/2011, 6:22 pm

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@Goosegirl wrote:Also looks kind of like a non-varigated corn plant (the dracaena, not the veggie)
Yes it does, but it has wintered over. I have never heard of corn wintering over. Shocked

The veggie won't, but the dracaena is a perennial in zone 10 or higher, otherwise it is kept as a houseplant. What kind of Texas 'winter' was it?

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Post  rapel on 7/17/2011, 6:49 pm

We had a quite a few nights where the temps got down in the 20s....but most of the nights were 30 to 40 degrees.

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Post  Goosegirl on 7/17/2011, 7:03 pm

@rapel wrote:We had a quite a few nights where the temps got down in the 20s....but most of the nights were 30 to 40 degrees.

Oooooh, tough but possible if it was in a protected area. So there's one possibility.
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Post  rapel on 7/17/2011, 7:07 pm

I put the plants in 3 different locations...none were protected. It is REALLY HARDY!

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Post  shannon1 on 7/18/2011, 2:29 am

it looks like the beach lily, or hurricane lilies that grow around here.
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Post  rapel on 7/18/2011, 7:17 am

Does it bloom? Or is this all it does? Thanks!

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Post  shannon1 on 7/19/2011, 1:28 am

Yes they bloom very pretty white flowers here but they come in red too.Very Happy
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Post  westie42 on 7/19/2011, 1:52 am

It does resemble in several aspects the dracaenas I have inside which I have never seen bloom. Can you track backwards to find where it came from and beyond before you got it. It also reminds me of a lowland plant that grew tall but had tops like this around Houston and Bryan when I lived there. I want to say the natives called that dumb cane but this does not look at all like any pictures of dumb cane. Think that name must have been a local anomaly. There is a amaryllis which has beautiful pink flowers whose leaves are like that but grow more out of the ground rather than up the stalk. It’s common name is the naked lady and I must confess I have not looked lately to see what it is doing but when in bloom is magnificent.

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Post  Goosegirl on 7/19/2011, 8:51 am

@westie42 wrote:It also reminds me of a lowland plant that grew tall but had tops like this around Houston and Bryan when I lived there. I want to say the natives called that dumb cane but this does not look at all like any pictures of dumb cane. Think that name must have been a local anomaly.

Westie - True Dumb Cane is also a Dracaena - the leaves are a bit different (wider) but I think many of the dracaena varieties are also nicknamed dumb cane because of the effect of the sap on the mouth. I know historically it has been used in place of soap for naughty children's mouths because of its effect! (I would NOT recommend it - I got rid of mine when I got cats because it is poisonous to small animals. Think what it could do to a child!)

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Post  rapel on 7/19/2011, 9:12 am

I looked up photos for the Naked Lady & Dumb cane. Doesn't look like either. I think I'm just stumped. I did read that some of the plants the group suggested bloom in the fall. Maybe it will bloom then and I'll have a better way to identify it.
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