Plant ID forum: A type of fern?

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Rez
Jun 14, 2017 8:42 AM CST
Another result of my dumpster diving (it's used for disposing of plants). I put it in water for now but seems to be an air plant.
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DaisyI
Jun 14, 2017 10:15 AM CST
Or a Bromeliad
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purpleinopp
Jun 14, 2017 1:21 PM CST
Are the edges of the leaves kind of sharp?
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Rez
Jun 14, 2017 1:57 PM CST
Yes, a little sharp. I may add that it was a big plant with a lot of "bunches" and here you see just two of them.
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purpleinopp
Jun 14, 2017 2:01 PM CST
If each section has a hole in the middle, could be a Billbergia (as far as type of Bromeliad.)
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Rez
Jun 17, 2017 2:40 PM CST
one more photo.

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purpleinopp
Jun 17, 2017 3:00 PM CST
That does not look like a Billbergia to me from that angle. Clueless.
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DaisyI
Jun 17, 2017 3:23 PM CST
Maybe its a Yucca.
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tx_flower_child
Jun 17, 2017 4:44 PM CST
@Rez - Was there something in particular that made you think it might be a fern? Or were you just trying to get our attention? (just kidding) You said that it was a big plant with a lot of bunches. Not quite sure what you mean. What do the roots look like? Does it have a rhizome?

It really does look like a type of Bromeliad but that leaves a lot of possibilities. Were the 'bunches' growing out of the sides of a mother plant? (If you grow Bromeliads you'll know what I meant by that question.)

The 1st picture had me convinced it was a Bromeliad but the 2nd picture is making me shake my head and shrug my shoulders. Is the color more like the 1st picture?
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Rez
Jun 17, 2017 5:44 PM CST
Yeah I'm being manipulative ;) I (now) think it's a bromiliad too.

Roots (probably damaged when they throw it out):
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I think it's a rizome there.

Pup:
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jun 17, 2017 6:30 PM CST
I'm guessing bromeliad with a bunch of pups from that close up.
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ctcarol
Jun 17, 2017 7:12 PM CST
The last two pictures look right for Broms, but the first picture I'm not seeing any cups/tanks that most have. Are their Broms besides Tillandsias without them? Or it that maybe all pups that haven't formed them yet?
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tx_flower_child
Jun 18, 2017 12:40 AM CST
Could be that the brom was gifted or purchased for its 'pretty flower'. At some point the owner separated the 'flower' from the rest of the plant and viola! thrown in the dumpster. That's only a hypothetical scenario but one I can imagine happening where I live. Whatever.

@Rez - keep the pup. And if you're game, you can try to save the rest of the plant. Maybe you'll buy some time for it to produce more pups.
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Rez
Jun 18, 2017 4:34 AM CST
So will the pup be more likely to live if I separate it?

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