Hamwild said:What about a Bromeliad or a Pandanus?
mcvansoest said:Can you post a picture of the leaf tip of one of the leaves and of the central area where new leaves are growing.
tarev said:maybe some type of variegated tree aloe
DebbieC said:not sure what kind of plant it is ,but some bromeliads do have spine's. This plant is a type of bromeliad and it has the most wicked set of spine's of any plant I have. It's nicknamed the "sheep eater".
Quite confident it's not a bromeliad; the lower leaves are especially thick and rubbery and there are spines. The newer leaves are less thick and the spines there are softer than those on the lower leaves. Not familiar with Pandanus but on a google search it doesn't look anything like that.
Here are a few pictures with the stems propped up, perhaps that will give a better visual. I did split a leaf to see if it was gelatinous inside; it was moist and with pressure oozed maybe a tiny bit of liquid but I couldn't say it was gel like or for that matter fibrous. I will have it positioned in my best south facing window once I get it better potted and upright.
Thank you both for responding and your suggestions!
DebbieC said:think I found something really close to what you have.
Picked this up at my garden club plant sale this week; couldn't resist the variegated foliage. The person who donated it was not in attendance so no one to confirm the I.D. At first I wondered if it could be an Agave, but seems more likely an Aloe. Maybe arborescens Variegata?
Thanks for your input.