Plant ID forum: What is this?

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Name: Mima
SoCal Sunset Zone 18/19 (Zone 9b)
Tropicals Rabbit Keeper Plumerias Region: California
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sfrangu
Mar 9, 2013 1:48 PM CST
I just found this ID forum now, so I am going to repost here:

I used to have this palm (or is it something else?) a few years ago and I'd like to know what'sits name.
Unfortunately, when we moved it was very stressed out by the moving and it died shortly after. I was not feeling well at all at that time and couldn't pack my plants properly so all of them died after moving...



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Thank you.
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JRsbugs
Mar 9, 2013 3:06 PM CST
Hi Mima, Welcome!

It looks like Dracaena but there's a few cultivars.

http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&sugexp=les%3B&gs_rn=5&g...
Name: Mima
SoCal Sunset Zone 18/19 (Zone 9b)
Tropicals Rabbit Keeper Plumerias Region: California
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sfrangu
Mar 9, 2013 3:32 PM CST
Thank you so much for responding! I think that's that, you're right. Too bad it didn't resist the moving process. Crying I think they are very sensitive...
If at first you don't succeed, call it version 1.0
Keep smiling, it makes people wonder what you've been up to.
My "bunnies" are in fact Guinea pigs. 5 of them so far.
Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Leftwood
Mar 9, 2013 10:21 PM CST
Draceana fragrans. 98% surety that it is Draceana fragrans 'Massangeana'.
Name: Mima
SoCal Sunset Zone 18/19 (Zone 9b)
Tropicals Rabbit Keeper Plumerias Region: California
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sfrangu
Mar 9, 2013 11:16 PM CST
Thanks Leftwood. I don't remember what it was since it was a present and I got its name only verbally from the person who gave it to me. From its name, does it mean that it was suppose to have some kind of fragrance?
If at first you don't succeed, call it version 1.0
Keep smiling, it makes people wonder what you've been up to.
My "bunnies" are in fact Guinea pigs. 5 of them so far.
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
Charter ATP Member Organic Gardener Garden Photography Bee Lover Dragonflies Cat Lover
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JRsbugs
Mar 10, 2013 5:32 AM CST
That's the one I thought it was too Rick. Hope you're doing OK. Smiling

http://www.exoticplanters.co.nz/plantgallery/plants/130.html
Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages The WITWIT Badge Garden Photography Region: Minnesota Plant Identifier
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Leftwood
Mar 10, 2013 7:31 PM CST
sfrangu said:Thanks Leftwood..... From its name, does it mean that it was suppose to have some kind of fragrance?


Not sure. Most likely it refers to the flower fragrance, but it instead might describe the sap or fruit being scented. Incidentally, the Latin epithet does necessarily mean the odor is good ... Whistling (But... if I remember right, it is.) The plant rarely flowers as a houseplant.

Name: Mima
SoCal Sunset Zone 18/19 (Zone 9b)
Tropicals Rabbit Keeper Plumerias Region: California
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sfrangu
Mar 10, 2013 10:46 PM CST
Ok, got it, thanks.
If at first you don't succeed, call it version 1.0
Keep smiling, it makes people wonder what you've been up to.
My "bunnies" are in fact Guinea pigs. 5 of them so far.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Mar 11, 2013 3:37 AM CST
The flowers of Dracaena fragrans are extremely fragrant!
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Mar 11, 2013 8:54 AM CST
It sure looks like Dracaena fragrans 'Massangeana', commonly called "Corn Plant". Although I've never had one bloom, the flowers are supposed to be quite fragrant:

Corn Plant (Dracaena fragrans 'Massangeana')

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dracaena_fragrans
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