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giselle1962
giselle1962
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It was given to me many years ago.

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Green leaves similar to Purple Heart with white spike flower similar to Sansevieria.

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Flower spikes growing from the main stem 1



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Flower spikes growing from the main stem 2



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Flower spike barely beginning



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Flowers close up



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Flower spike starting



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Flowers close up



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giselle1962
giselle1962
May 17, 2012
I uploaded another image "Flower barely beginning." the flower stalk emerges from the center of the plant.
i cut some of the pups from the mother plant and put them in water to root them and those plants actually grew a flower spike from the main stalk. i've also uploaded 2 images that show this.
a few more clues - the hanging pups will grow aerial roots from several inches (maybe even a foot) above the ground.
when i cut the pups off (or they fall) they live several weeks without being planted or put in water - as a matter of fact, i had cut some of the blooming pups off thinking that they were finished blooming, laid them on the ground and forgot about them. the following weekend the flower spikes had bloomed more tiny flowers.
which brings me to another thing - the flower spikes that are still on the parent plant still produce the tiny flowers every few weeks or so. the spikes look dead, but i sometimes find that there are lots of the tiny white flowers open - and they produce a nice scent.
if you are interested and think it would help to identify this plant, i can mail a few cuttings to you - they would live through a few days in a box, i think.
thanks again.

gardengeek
gardengeek
May 16, 2012
This is one is still a mystery to me. The Sansevieria flower looks quite different up-close.
How does the flower stem attach to the plant? There might be a clue there.
giselle1962
giselle1962
May 16, 2012
Thanks for looking - yes, the nursery i took it to thought bromeliad also, except for the flower. there is an enlarged photo of the flower posted with the image - is it not visible to you? i don't see anywhere to attach an image to this message.
the nursery also suggested sanseveria, but i've looked and cannot find it anywhere. the flower is similar to the spike flower of the sanseveria as is the scent.

gardengeek
gardengeek
May 03, 2012
It looks like a bromelia, but that's doubtful because of the flower.
It grows on trees so it would be called an epiphyte.
Is there any way to get an magnified shot of those flowers?

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