Plant ID forum→What plant is this? Spider plant?

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Los Angeles (Zone 10b)
May 25, 2020 1:16 PM CST
Hi! I've had this plant for about a year maybe...I adopted it from work when cleaning out our offices and since then I've just left it outside and haven't paid any attention to it. It wasn't looking very healthy when I received it, and there were a bunch of dead leaves I just removed from it this morning. Could anyone tell me what kind of plant it is? Is it some type of spider plant? I haven't seen any flowers growing from it.
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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May 25, 2020 1:50 PM CST

It looks like some kind of Iris.
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Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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May 25, 2020 2:00 PM CST
Possibly Japanese iris. It would probably be happier planted in the ground, especially if it is indeed an iris.
California (Zone 9b)
May 28, 2020 8:59 PM CST
Dietes vegeta also known as Fortnight Lily. Very tough, will grow almost anywhere. Check out parking lots near you.
Name: Joshua
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Zone 10b)
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May 28, 2020 9:09 PM CST


I would suspect one of the Dietes genus (wild Iris) as well.
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