Identify another plant

ladysingsthblusApril 8, 2013

I recently removed all the withered and dying fronds and this is what's left. It originally had about a dozen fronds.

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ladysingsthblus

Here's another angle.

    Bookmark   April 8, 2013 at 3:23PM
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Phireki

amaryllis

    Bookmark   April 8, 2013 at 4:14PM
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ladysingsthblus

What kind of amaryllis do you think it is? It's never flowered and I've had it over a decade. Plus the base of the fronds are wrapped in a paperlike skin that is reminiscent of some palms.

    Bookmark   April 8, 2013 at 4:27PM
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flowerpottipper

I'm pretty sure that's a Clivia, atleast that's what it looks like to me. It does flower, but it has to have a resting period and stuff like that, you should research on it as the flowers are very beautiful!!

    Bookmark   April 8, 2013 at 7:15PM
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Will07(5)

Probably amaryllis, perhaps a closer pic of the base of the plant?

    Bookmark   April 8, 2013 at 8:59PM
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ladysingsthblus

The base.

    Bookmark   April 8, 2013 at 9:39PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

You may want to post this in name that plant forum.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2013 at 9:08AM
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FrugalFanny(4)

Lady,

It is difficult to tell by the leaves alone, but an Amaryllis will have a bulb, whereas a Clivia will have thick, fleshy roots. Clivias are evergreen, while Amaryllis will lose its leaves some time after flowering and "go to sleep" for awhile. My Clivia has never bloomed for me in over 5 years, so I won't give any advice there, but my Amaryllis blooms each year. I don't give it any special care, just treat as a usual houseplant while it has leaves, never letting it dry out all the way, and removing the leaves one by one as they yellow and die.

I, and others, could go on and on about these all day, but I'm sure there are other conversations that cover all of this. First step is figuring out what it actually is, then going from there.

FF

    Bookmark   April 9, 2013 at 1:07PM
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marguerite_gw

I wonder if your plant could be an agapanthus? Mine get those papery things at the base. The leaves on your plant seem very dark, but perhaps would be lighter if grown outside?

    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 3:50PM
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marguerite_gw

My post didn't show up as being of today's date, I don't know why...

    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 3:53PM
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