Plant ID forum: Another impulse buy?

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Name: Treehugger
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treehugger
Jul 7, 2014 9:55 AM CST
It looked so different I had to have it. Now what is it so I can take care of it the right way. The label said Neoregelia but I'm not sure that is what I have. Can anyone help me out?
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jul 7, 2014 10:01 AM CST
Looks like an Aloe to me but I don't know which one.
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Name: Treehugger
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treehugger
Jul 7, 2014 10:18 AM CST
Here is another view this isn't an Aloe but thanks for you thoughts Plantladylin.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jul 7, 2014 10:46 AM CST
Maybe a Dyckia of some sort. Hopefully someone knowledgeable with cactus/succulents will come along and recognize that interesting plant!
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Name: Kristi
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pod
Jul 7, 2014 10:55 AM CST
I agree it is definitely in the Bromeliad family. Dyckia or a cross between it and?

I've never seen one of the Neos to have thorny leaves. But with that said, there are many of them so I may be wrong.
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purpleinopp
Jul 9, 2014 8:27 AM CST
Are we seeing a flower stalk coming from the side of the crown? I don't know any of the plants mentioned, or have any idea what your mystery plant might be, but that seems like a huge clue.
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Name: Treehugger
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treehugger
Jul 10, 2014 11:03 AM CST
Purpleinopp I know that I have seen this plant before and it was much larger but my brain has dropped the info and of course it is driving my nuts. Yes, the side growth is slowly moving and I am waiting to see what develops.
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purpleinopp
Jul 11, 2014 9:27 AM CST
Take a look at Lomatophyllum.
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HamiltonSquare
Jul 12, 2014 12:49 AM CST
I did lots of looking and the closest I could find was Neoregelia pendula var brevifolia. The base, leaves, teeth and growth pattern seem to fit. The spike would be a new vegetative growth. Only thing missing is the color it takes on during bloom. Time will tell. nodding
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Name: Treehugger
Hanover Twp, PA (Zone 6a)
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treehugger
Jul 12, 2014 10:28 AM CST
Hamilton Square you nailed IT!!♥ I don't have the patience to keep searching for the correct names of plants sometimes. Thank you so much. It helps to know the correct name to learn how to properly care for plants so once again thank you.

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