Plant ID forum: Is this a corn plant/dracaena?

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Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
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piksihk
Feb 29, 2016 8:50 PM CST
Will someone help name this plant...
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Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Feb 29, 2016 9:06 PM CST
It looks a lot like a Cordyline, possibly one called Pele's Smoke

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Name: Scott
Tampa FL
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ScotTi
Mar 1, 2016 3:54 AM CST
I agree with Jean that it is a Cordyline fruiticosa. I am leaning that it is 'Tricolor' or 'Sherbert' , as 'Pele's Smoke' has only medium sized purplish-gray streaks running through a green leaf. How much sun is your plant growing in? Leaf size?
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Name: Scott
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ScotTi
Mar 1, 2016 3:29 PM CST
I looked at my plants this afternoon and I ID it as 'Sherbert'
Sherbert growing in full sun conditions:
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Sherbert growing in morning sun conditions:
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Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Mar 1, 2016 5:39 PM CST
I really couldn't be sure about the color, I was going by bloom and leaf shape. I am glad you agree on the genus. Smiling
Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
Christmas time is here!
Region: Texas Daylilies Native Plants and Wildflowers Amaryllis Cottage Gardener Container Gardener
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piksihk
Mar 1, 2016 6:17 PM CST
Thanks, Jean and Scott.

There are two growing in pots under a huge pecan tree - so they are shaded most of the day. We purchased this house and they were left here.
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