Plant ID forum: What cultivar is this Chlorophytum comosum?

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Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
Oct 18, 2014 11:48 AM CST
I am assuming it is a C.comosum since it has all the markings of one. But which one is the question. I have compared it with all of my collection and I can not find a match.
If you want to see my collection before you make a determination to save time you can see it on:
http://www.pinterest.com/JBsPlants/spider-plant-airplane-pla...

The color is a soft green with the greenish/champagne stripes along the side. I thought it may be a 'Silver Surfer' but it is just not as dull green as that, at least I don't think so. The margins are much more champagne and greenish than silver or white.

Thank you in advance. This one has everyone wondering.
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Name: Dave Paul
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Metrosideros
Oct 18, 2014 2:46 PM CST
Looks like Chlorophytum comosum 'Variegatum', White Margined Spider Plant.
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
Oct 18, 2014 3:49 PM CST
No, @Metrosideros, if you looked at them side by side you would see the definite difference. It is not one of the popular cultivars for sure. It is completely different if you could only see the greenish/champagne color edging you would see how different the colors are compared to the Variegatum and the Vittatum. Thanks anyhow.
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Oct 18, 2014 3:52 PM CST
JB. give this site a look. It has some interesting info that may be of use.

http://plantsarethestrangestpeople.blogspot.com/2008/01/sing...


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Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
Oct 19, 2014 9:13 AM CST
I am certain it is not a Siam Lily at this writing. The Chlorophytum Laxum 'Bichetii does not throw off babies. It must be propagated by separating the small bulb like roots. So we can eliminate that.


Thanks @Moonhowl, I will certainly give that link a long look. I printed it out so if something happens to the computer at least I have a hard copy of the site and can go from there. Thanks.

We will keep looking for an answer, so now we know for sure it is a comosum.......I think???? Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Oct 19, 2014 10:30 AM CST
Chlorophytum comosum 'Variegatum' is the commonest of the white margined cultivars. It is vigorous, broad leaved and tolerant, with a tendancy to be floppy in low light situations. There is a cheerful bright buttery tone to the green, and a yellow tint to the white portion of the leaves. All of the white margined forms have green flower stems.


http://www.johnjearrard.co.uk/plants/chlorophytum/chlorophyt...

http://www.johnjearrard.co.uk/plants/chlorophytum/genus.html
Name: Jean
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Moonhowl
Oct 19, 2014 11:25 AM CST
A positive maybe.... Confused nodding In searching and reading, various sites state that Chlorophytum comosum 'Variegatum' has a huge number of cultivars and crosses as it is a rather "promiscuous species" Whistling

Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
Oct 19, 2014 3:21 PM CST
JRsbugs said:

http://www.johnjearrard.co.uk/plants/chlorophytum/chlorophyt...

http://www.johnjearrard.co.uk/plants/chlorophytum/genus.html


That is my very favorite link...I printed all his information out just so I do not loose any of it if my computer crashes again. He is just wonderful.
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Oct 19, 2014 3:26 PM CST
He's got a great site, did you look at the Index?

Check out his 'Me' link? Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
Oct 19, 2014 3:27 PM CST
Moonhowl said:A positive maybe.... Confused nodding In searching and reading, various sites state that Chlorophytum comosum 'Variegatum' has a huge number of cultivars and crosses as it is a rather "promiscuous species" Whistling



I think we are about convinced since the difference in the Variegatum I have and the new little one is definitely there, but it could be the environment for sure. The plants in the greenhouse that get more sun are all a different coloro than those of the same species in the bird room. Darn, I was hoping I had something new and different and I could report to the person that gave it to me she is one lucky person. Oh well. I will just keep this thread open a few more days and see if anyone comes up with something else.
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Region: New Jersey Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
Container Gardener Hummingbirder Farmer Keeps Horses Dog Lover Birds
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JB
Oct 19, 2014 3:29 PM CST
I not only looked at the index, I printed out the ones I have and the ones I want and that is the basis of my file. I have tried one time to contact him but I did not find an email address. I had a question about one of his comments. I even forget which one it was now. But, I use that information daily. I would love to meet him and just talk about spiders. I love the way he describes them.
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
Charter ATP Member Organic Gardener Garden Photography Bee Lover Dragonflies Cat Lover
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JRsbugs
Oct 19, 2014 3:36 PM CST
Look at the bottom of the Home page, he has put MONKEY where there should be @ so he doesn't get spam, I love his sense of humour!

http://www.johnjearrard.co.uk/index.html

Look at his archives too, link at the bottom.
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Region: New Jersey Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
Container Gardener Hummingbirder Farmer Keeps Horses Dog Lover Birds
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JB
Oct 20, 2014 8:08 AM CST
Thank you Janet you are the best.

I was looking at some of my cultivars and found an amazing resemblance of several and I can not imagine if I loose the tags how I will ever tell them apart. For example.
We are looking to ID this one:

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Here are three I already have and they are similiar to the one we are trying to ID in some ways.
1. Ocean
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2. Milky Way

3. Variegatum


The question now is, which one of these is the unknown one. These are the most popular of the what some call the reverse variegated, now known as Variegatum. What are your thoughts when you compare them? Just curious.

These all could pass for the each other. Wow, how confusing this is going to be keeping them separated in the greenhouse. Rolling on the floor laughing









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