Plant ID forum: Can someone identify this plant?

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frandances
Aug 30, 2012 5:51 PM CST
I received this amazing plant and don't know what it is. The leaf spread is about 2 feet. Flower stalk is also about 2 feet. Leaves are not stiff and have a saw-toothed edge and point, ouch! Once I know what it is I'll find out how to take care of it. Thanks in advance, Frandances
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Name: woofie
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woofie
Aug 30, 2012 6:00 PM CST
Welcome, frandances! You might do better posting this question over in the Plant ID forum.
http://garden.org/forums/view/plantid/
Maybe Dave can move it over there for you?
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kqcrna
Aug 30, 2012 6:49 PM CST
Welcome, frandances.. Welcome!

Neat looking plant, though I have no idea what it is. As woofie said, you're sure to get a positive ID on the ID forum.

(I kind of like the sound of francesdances.... Smiling )

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Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Aug 30, 2012 7:23 PM CST
Possible Aechmea blue max

http://www.animalsandearth.com/en/photo/view/id/312945-brome...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/eunique1234/404505721/

Or Aechmea Del Mar

http://plantsarethestrangestpeople.blogspot.com/2008/10/pret...
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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Aug 30, 2012 7:49 PM CST
There are a few other similar Aechemea.
Aechmea 'Blue Rain'
http://www.johnjearrard.co.uk/plants/a/aechmeabluerain/speci...

Aechmea 'Blue Moon'
http://palms.snakes.tripod.com/redland_reference/index.album...

Aechmea 'Blue Tango'
Bromeliad (Aechmea 'Blue Tango')
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Dutchlady1
Sep 2, 2012 4:33 PM CST
The 'Blue Tango' is quite a bit more vibrant in color.
However, you have a lovely plant there!

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