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Name: Sean B
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Whitebeard
May 13, 2019 6:01 PM CST
Art that grows

Photo taken at NY Botanical Garden. The plant looked like art to me. It was growing under a sign that read "bamboo costus" ... Southwest Costa Rica. The sign was a bit misplaced (you'll see in the full shot). My guess is that this is an exotic aloe.

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Name: Baja
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Baja_Costero
May 13, 2019 6:14 PM CST
Nice slice. I like the contrast, and it does look very much like living, growing art. Thumbs up It would be great to see the full picture. It is not an aloe, but hopefully someone here can point you in the right direction for an ID.
Name: Karen
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plantmanager
May 13, 2019 6:19 PM CST
Very nice, Sean. Could it be this:
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Name: Casey
North Carolina (Zone 7b)
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greenappleagnes
May 13, 2019 6:38 PM CST
Wow! That is gorgeous Sean! What a cool plant and fantastic banner. I tip my hat to you.

Karen, I think you properly ID it! Hurray!
Name: Karen
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plantmanager
May 13, 2019 8:01 PM CST
Thank you for the Acorn , Casey!
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pod
May 13, 2019 8:05 PM CST
Isn't that interesting. Very cool... Yes, I would also love to see a full photo of this pretty plant.

Karen, I agree. I think you nailed it. Hurray!
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tantefrancine
May 13, 2019 8:15 PM CST
Karen, amazing that you found it! Sean, I agree with you about the name you gave the banner. It looks as if someone practices painting leaves on a leaf----
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Name: Rj
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crawgarden
May 13, 2019 8:16 PM CST
Great banner Sean!
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Fleur569
May 13, 2019 8:29 PM CST
This made a unique banner, Whitebeard. Great shot!
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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
May 13, 2019 8:33 PM CST
That name is now a synonym. These plants keep changing their names!
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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
May 13, 2019 8:41 PM CST
Very nice banner Sean.
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Frenchy21
May 13, 2019 9:22 PM CST
Great banner, Sean! The rattlesnake plant is a great houseplant. I have one too. Love the colors.
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cliftoncat
May 14, 2019 12:16 AM CST
Congratulations on a really striking banner, Sean. 'Art that grows' is a very apt caption! I tip my hat to you.
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GaNinFl
May 14, 2019 4:58 AM CST
The leaf markings, remind me of the hand painted Italian pottery my DW has collected. Great Banner Sean Thumbs up Thumbs up
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Legalily
May 14, 2019 6:29 AM CST
Great banner Sean. Very unique Hurray!
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Name: Sean B
Riverhead, NY (Zone 7a)
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Whitebeard
May 14, 2019 4:03 PM CST
Thank you all for the wonderful comments and info. I'm delighted to learn the name of the plant. Nice job, Karen! Special thanks to @bootandall, @cliftoncat, @dirtdorphins, @greenappleagnes, @ScotTi (!!!), and @Seedfork for the acorns. Much appreciated.

Here's the fuller shot. You can see what I mean about the sign!


My thought about aloe was because there was Aloe Harlana growing in a nearby bed. They look a bit similar to me.
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Enjoy the spring. Here in the NE we're still waiting for it to really do it's thing.

Name: Lin
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plantladylin
May 14, 2019 4:48 PM CST
Gorgeous banner and database photo of that Rattlesnake Plant!

LOL, I do see Costus stenophyllus stems at center back in the photo and the Costus leaves at the top right. Smiling

Love that pretty Aloe too! You really got some beautiful photos! Lovey dubby
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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
May 14, 2019 5:05 PM CST
I love the full pic of it, and that aloe is very special too. It's not one I'm familiar with.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
May 14, 2019 5:09 PM CST
Here's the database listing for that pretty Harla Aloe (Aloe harlana)
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Name: Baja
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Baja_Costero
May 14, 2019 5:18 PM CST
I recently added a comment about that plant, which is lovely. Sean, any chance of filing that aloe picture away in the database? Very much also art that grows...

Aloe harlana is one of the so-called mosaic aloes, a group of East African plants with longitudinal splotchy patterns on glossy leaves, and is frequently misidentified. For what it's worth, I suspect that all the flower pictures under that database listing (and the leaf pictures associated with them) are actually A. somaliensis, which makes multibranched inflorescences with pink flowers. According to my aloe reference, the flowers on harlana are supposed to be deep red or bright yellow. Anyway, more detail than you really needed to know... Rolling my eyes.
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