Houseplants forum: Chlorophytum orchidastrum or ????

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Name: Jonna
Mérida, Yucatán, México (Zone 13a)
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extranjera
May 3, 2012 5:42 PM CST
I was interested in Stephens comment about Chlorophytum orchidastrum. That may be my unknown plant. Here are 3 pics of it, what do you guys think? How odd that it would be a spider plant, I was looking for bromeliads or something like that to ID it.

You can see a rather insignificant bloom in the 2nd pic. Sorry about the shadows, I had to run out and take some pictures and it wasn't the best time.


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Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
May 22, 2012 10:37 AM CST
High I have Chlorophytum orchidastrum Fire Flash and it is a very easy plant. Not many people know it is in the Spiderplant family.

Your plant does not look like it has a lot of orange or any at all. Is it the picture or is it really all green?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v107/marquest/fireflash.jp...
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Name: Jonna
Mérida, Yucatán, México (Zone 13a)
Garden Procrastinator The WITWIT Badge Region: Mexico I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Ponds Tropicals
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Plumerias Plays in the sandbox Dog Lover Cat Lover
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extranjera
May 22, 2012 11:05 AM CST
Partly it is the bad picture but also it is the plant. It has less orange than when I got it, I'm not sure why. The ribs of new leaves come out very orange and fade as they get older. It is in the ground in a mostly shady spot, you can see the caladiums do well there. Do you think I should move it for more sun?
A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
May 22, 2012 3:00 PM CST
Maybe it needs more sun. Mine is as you see is grown in a pot because it would not survive outside. I have it in morning sun afternoon shade. More shade and the leaves burn. My leaves stay bright orange.
Name: Jonna
Mérida, Yucatán, México (Zone 13a)
Garden Procrastinator The WITWIT Badge Region: Mexico I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Ponds Tropicals
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Plumerias Plays in the sandbox Dog Lover Cat Lover
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extranjera
May 22, 2012 3:38 PM CST
hmmm... I have an empty spot right now that gets only a few hours of afternoon sun. I may try moving it there. Thank you.
A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.

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