Plant ID forum: Bromeliad?

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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Dec 8, 2016 9:59 PM CST
I occasionally do virtual walkabouts all over the world where google has street view. I like to see the gardens and the kinds of plants people from all over the world grow and how they grow them. Tonight I was in the Manila slums in the Philippines (I try to find the poor places in most countries I visit because I'm looking for the more common plants to whatever area I'm touristing in) and came across a plant that I think is a Bromeliad .. the picture is a screen capture, not great but I think there might be enough detail to perhaps identify this plant - at least I hope there is.

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FYI - the plants I saw most during my walkabout were Sansevieria, Dieffenbachia, Schefflera and various banana and Bougainvillea. Pretty much everything is grown in containers too with very little bare ground available in this area.

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"The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

G'Kar
Name: Feng Xiao Long
Bogor, Java, Indonesia (Zone 13a)
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XiaoLong
Dec 9, 2016 8:06 AM CST
Thats so much fun to do virtual travel... hehe

Those leaves with central vein looks not so bromeliad to me. Actually how the leaves arrange and the thinness of the leaves seems like artificial plant. Is it ?
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Dec 9, 2016 8:30 AM CST
It possibly could be artificial now that you mention it.
"The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

G'Kar
Name: Carter Mayer
Houston, TX (Zone 9b)
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Carter
Dec 9, 2016 3:50 PM CST
Looking at the leaves and how they come off the stem, I was thinking artificial.
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Dec 9, 2016 5:36 PM CST
I think you're right .. sigh.
"The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

G'Kar

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