purpleinopp said:Yes, absolutely normal behavior!!!
It does look like pineapple but that would be odd for someone in 8b to have it growing to excess. Are the leaves dangerously pointy @ the ends?
sedumzz said:or yucca?
DaisyI said:Some kind of Yucca.
Nice bug. What is it?
sedumzz said:I see millions of yyuccas that look similar to that at home depot/lowes
purpleinopp said:I've been having some pineapples survive in very sheltered spots here, one even made a great pineapple almost a big as a store-bought one, a few struggling to just stay alive, and a few died but I think they were already dead from drought before the last winter. Every time we eat one I try to grow the top & they actually do surprisingly well if brought inside near a sunny window for winter too. It's been fun! I trim the tips off of any leaves when they are where they might impale someone.
Yucca is making the most sense so far to me. Are you able to spot the potential mama plant around anywhere?
KellyFW said:Another possibility may be Billbergia nutans, Queen's Tears.
Hamwild said:Are the leaves rather succulent or more bendy and flat?
I would describe the leaves as firm and only somewhat flexible, like a yucca or mahonia, not flat and bendy like ribbon grass, for example.
It might be succulent, but not in the way I'd normally use that word... it doesn't have the yielding, fleshy texture that I associate with succulents.
Looking online for guidance, I see that there are differences of opinion about that term, and some people use it for plants like yuccas, for example, but others would not.