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Lancegoldman
Sep 11, 2015 4:05 PM CST
Thanks HornToad anyone else no what these are exactly?
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purpleinopp
Sep 12, 2015 5:50 AM CST
The 1st looks like Tradescantia pallida (faded from low light.)
The 2nd pic shows 2 plants. The bigger leaves may be banana. The heart-shaped leaves are a bulb plant, like Colocasia or similar.
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Lancegoldman
Sep 12, 2015 8:20 AM CST
Thanks for the info.The one you say looks like a banana might be in the banana family but I would like to know what kind.A friend of mine has the same looking leaves on hers and hers has flowers coming out of it that are yellow and orange.
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purpleinopp
Sep 12, 2015 2:37 PM CST
Happy to share. Your friend's plant sounds like a Canna.
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Yours could be too, the leaves look a little long to me, but they are very similar plants. Someone more familiar with banana plants may be able to help you with a more specific ID.
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plantladylin
Sep 12, 2015 3:05 PM CST
The plant in the first photo does look like Tradescantia but I have no clue which one, there are quite a few listed in the database with photos for comparison: http://garden.org/plants/browse/plants/genus/Tradescantia/

For the large plant in the second photo, can you gently separate those leaves to get a photo of the stem? The leaves don't look right for Canna to me but as Tiffany mentioned, it might be Musa (Banana): http://garden.org/plants/browse/plants/genus/Musa/ although the growth habit looks a bit "off" to me for Banana.
My first thought was maybe Heliconia: http://garden.org/plants/search/text/?q=Heliconia+psittacoru...
or Bird of Paradise: http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=Strelitzia&button... http://garden.org/plants/browse/plants/genus/Musa/

The plant beneath the larger one in the second photo might be Elephant Ears (Colocasia) or possibly a Philodendron
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Lancegoldman
Sep 13, 2015 11:42 AM CST
Plant ladylike here is a better pic of the plant.Let me know if you need another one.
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