Plant ID forum: Mystery plant

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Name: Lisa Olson
Washington DC (Zone 7a)
Sep 2, 2017 2:05 PM CST
Attn garden sleuths: Any clue what this is? Was in window sill of MIL's house. Don't know if it ever flowered. Leaves have texture, are thinner and less waxy than Amaryllis.
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Sep 2, 2017 8:30 PM CST
Sort of looks like a bromeliad.
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Name: Donner
Damascus, MD (Zone 7a)
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Sep 5, 2017 11:15 AM CST
Some sort of Dracaena?
Salt Spring Island, BC (Zone 8b)
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Sep 5, 2017 8:10 PM CST
I agree with it being a Bromeliad. Maybe Guzmania but hard to tell without a bloom.
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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Sep 6, 2017 4:27 PM CST
Is there a "hole" in the middle of the leaves, where they come together at the base of the plant? Are the edges of the leaves scratchy or smooth? They look scratchy/serrated to me, which eliminates Dracaena, and is evidence toward Bromeliads of various genera.
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
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Sep 6, 2017 5:36 PM CST
I'm thinking bulb of some kind. I'm not seeing a Rhizome that would indicate most Broms. or a vase shape.

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