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Mystery plant

Posted by elliebee none (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 18, 14 at 10:13

My boss thought this was an aloe plant that just wasn't getting fat but I'm not so sure. It looks like a spider plant but has sharp prickers on the leaf edges. Ideas? Maybe some type of agave? The prickers have the ability to get lodged in skin, as I had the misfortune of finding out.


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RE: Mystery plant

Pineapple ?


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RE: Mystery plant

I wish! But it doesn't have a little pineapple baby in the center of it. Just 100% terrifying pricker leaves.


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RE: Mystery plant

That looks like a Puya ?


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RE: Mystery plant

I think you may be right! Thank you. :)


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RE: Mystery plant

Dyckia encholirioides is another possibility.

Here is a link that might be useful: Dyckia encholirioides

This post was edited by saltcedar on Wed, Mar 19, 14 at 16:27


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RE: Mystery plant

definitely a Bromeliad. My first thought was Hechtia. Puya is a distinct possibility. Your probably going to have to wait for it to flower to get a positive I.D. I would repot it in more of a gritty mix and give it some more sun. Hope this helps a little.

Regards, Patrick


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