Plant ID forum: Need help with ID please

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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Mar 5, 2013 10:17 AM CST
I need help IDing this pretty plant


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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Mar 5, 2013 10:51 AM CST
Paul: That lovely plant is a Calathea: http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=Calathea
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JRsbugs
Mar 5, 2013 10:52 AM CST
Could be Calathea majestica 'Sanderiana' ..

http://www.hougangprimary.info/science/HTMLFILES/otherplants...

Calathea ornata is similar but has broader leaves ..

http://www.greenculturesg.com/articles/june06/june06_maranta...

It appears that Sanderiana is a cultivar of Calathea ornata, whatever it looks like ornata ..

http://www.ag3inc.com/plantdetails.asp?id=127

Calathea majestica 'Roseolineata' looks to have narrower leaves..

http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/7937016/fullscreen

http://www.lifestyle.com.au/plant-guide/pin-stripe-plant-670...

Calathea ornata has large, elliptical, dark green leaves with closely arranged, thin, pink lines that radiate from the mid rib. The underside of each leaf is maroon. Resembles Calathea majestica, except that Calathea ornata leaves are broader. Two common cultivars can be found on sale, namely, 'Roseo-lineata' and 'Sanderiana'. 'Sanderiana', shown left, is a bigger plant with broader, shorter leaves, which grows to a height of 1 m whereas 'Roseo-lineata' can grow only up to 60 cm. Unfortunately, the pink lines of Calathea ornata tend to fade as they mature.


http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl/record/kew-223167

http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl/record/kew-223128
Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Mar 5, 2013 10:57 AM CST
It looks a lot like Lin's picture of ornata in the data base.......thanks for the responses.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Mar 5, 2013 10:57 AM CST
My first thought was C. ornata but I have trouble when trying to compare photo's.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Mar 5, 2013 10:59 AM CST
LOL Paul, I forgot about that plant I used to have. I listed it as ornata because that's what the tag said at the time but I don't trust plant labels so much anymore. Your plant does look exactly like the one in my photo though.
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