Plant ID forum: Is this a Cryptanthus?; Orthophytum (Orthophytum gurkenii)

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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Mar 29, 2012 4:50 PM CST
If so, which? The pups on the spike are an amazing electric green color.

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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Mar 30, 2012 9:24 AM CST
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plantladylin
Mar 30, 2012 9:38 AM CST
Hetty, my first thought was maybe a variety of Cryptanthus but the more I look at your photo, the more I think your plant may be an Aloe.

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JRsbugs
Mar 30, 2012 12:23 PM CST
Cryptanthus 'Feuerzauber' comes close, but you might struggle to find any more photos of it.

http://www.wildsky.net/plants/bromeli/cryfeuerzauber.htm

http://www.bsi.org/bcr/Cryptanthus/Feuerzauber.html

There's a long list of them with photos on this site, I haven't gone through them all. There's a huge variation in form!

http://www.wildsky.net/plants/bromeli/bromeliaceaenottilland...
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Mar 30, 2012 12:55 PM CST
It looks a lot like Orthophytum gurkenii if it's taller and not flatter to the ground, but I can't tell anything about the dimensionality.

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JRsbugs
Mar 30, 2012 1:15 PM CST
I think you got it Tee! It even has small white flowers on the young plants.

http://www.rareflora.com/orthophytumgur.html

http://www.wildsky.net/plants/bromeli/ogurkenii.htm
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SongofJoy
Mar 30, 2012 1:16 PM CST
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Dutchlady1
Mar 30, 2012 3:23 PM CST
Orthophytum it is! Thank you!!
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SongofJoy
Mar 31, 2012 3:34 AM CST
I tip my hat to you.
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