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Aug 13, 2015 2:39 PM CST
Name: Mike
Mountain View, Hawaii
Region: Hawaii Region: United Kingdom
the new growth are the tall stems with the leaves at the top. Next year they will have the bright red flowers. Head then falls over and makes a new plant. Rarely seen in local nursery stores.
Thanks
Mike



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Aug 13, 2015 2:43 PM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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Looks like some kind of ginger to me but I'm not really sure. I bet @Metrosideros can tell you.
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Aug 13, 2015 2:52 PM CST
Name: Tara
NE. FL. (Zone 9a)
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Maybe a Stromanthe? It is a beauty!
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Aug 13, 2015 10:02 PM CST
Name: Mike
Mountain View, Hawaii
Region: Hawaii Region: United Kingdom
Thanks Tara, your idea of Stromanthe led me solve my ID request of August 7th. Thank You.
Still waiting for an ID on this one.
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Aug 14, 2015 10:54 AM CST
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Can you get a close-up of the flowers?
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Aug 14, 2015 11:11 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Maybe Stromanthe (Stromanthe thalia) (Formerly known as Stromanthe sanguinea)

http://www.kartuz.com/pc/69094...

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Aug 14, 2015 11:18 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Foliage image for comparison: http://htbg.com/Marantaceae/ST...
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Sep 12, 2015 6:28 PM CST
Name: Dave Paul
Puna, HI (Zone 10b)
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Lin got it, it is Stromanthe thalia, the type species.

http://www.theplantlist.org/tp...
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