Plant ID forum: Unidentified Office Plant - Help needed

Views: 252, Replies: 6 » Jump to the end
London
dtzrzv
Sep 23, 2017 6:30 AM CST
Hi there,

I received the task to take care of the plant shown in the attached photos and I can't really identify it.

Could anyone please help ?

Thank you,

Razvan
Thumb of 2017-09-23/dtzrzv/301fb7
Thumb of 2017-09-23/dtzrzv/8b10b4

Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
porkpal
Sep 23, 2017 7:13 AM CST
I would call it a corn plant, don't know the scientific name.
Porkpal
London
dtzrzv
Sep 23, 2017 7:42 AM CST
porkpal said:I would call it a corn plant, don't know the scientific name.


Thanks. It certainly bears some resemblance to it (Dracaena fragrans) , but what bothers me is that the plant received is grown on rocks (as shown in the picture), while Dracaena fragrans uses soil.

houseplantsexpert.com/dracaena-corn-plant.html

Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL ๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒทโš˜๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒป (Zone 8b)
Houseplants Organic Gardener Composter Region: Gulf Coast Miniature Gardening Native Plants and Wildflowers
Tropicals Butterflies Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Image
purpleinopp
Sep 23, 2017 8:05 AM CST
It looks like this cultivar of D. fragrans:
Dracaena (Dracaena fragrans 'Lemon Lime')

The "rocks" look like clay balls called hydroton. IDK if that is a brand name or what.
https://www.google.com/search?...
๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚ - SMILE! -โ˜บ๐Ÿ˜Žโ˜ปโ˜ฎ๐Ÿ‘ŒโœŒโˆžโ˜ฏ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿพ
The less I interfere, the more balance mother nature provides.
๐Ÿ‘’๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿก๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿโฆโง ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒฝโ€โ˜€๐ŸŒบ
โ˜•๐Ÿ‘“ The only way to succeed is to try.
Name: Ken
East S.F. Bay Area (Zone 9a)
Region: California
Image
CaliFlowers
Sep 23, 2017 10:12 AM CST
dtzrzv said:
... what bothers me is that the plant received is grown on rocks (as shown in the picture), while Dracaena fragrans uses soil.


Dracaena are tolerant of a wide range of culture. Many people grow them in water.

It looks like a blend of Hydroton (fired clay balls) and some sort of fiber. Almost any plant can be grown in a medium like that, with an appropriate adjustment in the watering and feeding routine.

It could be some sort of semi-hydroponic system with a built-in reservoir in the bottom of the pot. Are the drainage holes in the bottom of the pot, or are they an inch or so up the sides?

Here's a link with more information about semi-hydroponic culture. It focuses on orchids, but I grow a wide range of plants (even pachyforms and caudiciforms) in semi-hydro with surprisingly great results.

http://firstrays.com/semi-hydr...
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL ๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒทโš˜๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒป (Zone 8b)
Houseplants Organic Gardener Composter Region: Gulf Coast Miniature Gardening Native Plants and Wildflowers
Tropicals Butterflies Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Image
purpleinopp
Sep 23, 2017 12:17 PM CST
Fascinating, Ken!
๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚ - SMILE! -โ˜บ๐Ÿ˜Žโ˜ปโ˜ฎ๐Ÿ‘ŒโœŒโˆžโ˜ฏ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿพ
The less I interfere, the more balance mother nature provides.
๐Ÿ‘’๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿก๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿโฆโง ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒฝโ€โ˜€๐ŸŒบ
โ˜•๐Ÿ‘“ The only way to succeed is to try.
Name: Ian
Brooklyn, NY, 11231 (Zone 6b)
Araceae รผber alles!
Houseplants Container Gardener Foliage Fan Aroids Region: New York
Image
Hagbard
Sep 23, 2017 6:00 PM CST
It's a Dracaena "Surprise":

Corn Plant (Dracaena fragrans 'Surprise')

I have one too, that I rescued from the "clearance" section at Lowe's, along with two other cultivars of Dracaena.

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Plant ID forum
Only the members of the Members group may reply to this thread.

Member Login:

Username:

Password:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by fiwit and is called "Still Gazing at Stars"