Plant ID forum: long thin Shirley temple curl leaves?

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Sep 21, 2017 11:22 AM CST

Hi everyone!
O.K. I have a mystery plant that I can't identify for the life of me. I have looked on a lot pictures and I don't see it any where. The mystery plant came about when a pot I had a plant in died. I took the plant out but left the dirt in. And then forgot all about it. Something started growing in it but it wasn't the plant I just took out. I watered it some and it continued to grow. I have had other plants in this pot but it looks like nothing I have ever had before. If I did have this plant before then they must look completely different when they first start out. It's got to be an indoor plant and perhaps tropical. At least that is all I ever had in this pot. But then again I am not completely 100% positive about this. Anyway, it's too young to know if it will have flowers or not. All I know is that it is growing these really long thin curly leaves. A medium regular green color. But it curly. It curls like if you were wrap hair up with a curly iron on a little girls hair. That perfect Shirley Temple curl. As the leaf gets a bit bigger it straightens out some but only a bit. I am saddened though because it is starting to die. I have tried every thing I know to try and stop this but it just isn't happy anywhere any more. I think maybe if I knew what it was I could help it. The leaves are so interesting and so pretty to me. I don't want it to die. I want to see what it turns into. Does anyone have any idea what it could be? I am not sure how to upload an image.
Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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Sep 21, 2017 11:57 AM CST
Hi eascusa, Welcome!

To post a photo, click on the green area at the bottom left of the page where is says Upload an Image; find the photo on your computer and select/open it; after a couple of seconds you will see something that looks similar to the following: [lightbox]2017-09-21/eascusa/7877[lightbox]

Once those symbols and numbers appear, click on the green area that says Finished.

I'm sure if we can see a photo someone will recognize and be able to give you a name for your plant.

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