Tropicals forum: Need Help in ID'ing Tropical Plant

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onzki
Oct 20, 2017 12:06 AM CST
Hi to everyone! My first post..
I wonder if anybody could please help me ID these plants, I marked them in numbers and letter. Even a similar specie suggestion on plant I welcome, since I am only after the leaf shape, not really on the specific.
Thanks a lot!

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Name: Christine
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Christine
Oct 20, 2017 6:02 AM CST
#4 is a caladium and A is a banana, the photo isnt clear enough for me to give you a better answer, hopefully someone with better eyes will be more helpful Welcome!
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ardesia
Oct 20, 2017 6:56 AM CST
Welcome!

Those gardens are lovely. I can't enlarge the pictures enough to see the images well, especially the photo on the left. Perhaps if you can post the photos individually it would help. I can say, like Christine says, A is a banana (Musa family;) B looks like a Colocasia; C might be a Fishtail Palm (Caryota mitis) but I am not sure on that one. D might be in the Bromeliad family perhaps one of the larger Neoregelias or maybe even an Aechmea. I first thought it was a Dracena but upon looking at it again I think I see thorns along the edge of the leaves which would mean Bromeliad - if I am wrong about the thorns do check the Dracenas.
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Name: Carter Mayer
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Carter
Oct 20, 2017 9:42 PM CST
1 & 2 are too blurry. 3 looks like maybe a crinum. 4 is a caladium.

I don’t think A is a banana, looks to me more like a giant white bird of paradise ( Strelitzia nicolai) or something similar. B is an Elephant Ear, probably an Alocasia species. C looks like Fishtail Palm (Caryota sp.). D looks like a bromeliad, possibly a neoregelia hybrid.
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ScotTi
Oct 21, 2017 4:02 AM CST
My thoughts on the IDs are the same as Carters.
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JamesAcclaims
Oct 23, 2017 8:05 AM CST
Most are too blurry for me, but I agree that "A" is a Giant Bird of Paradise and not a banana, especially given that there is another one located right behind the fishtail palm. The leaves "A" do not appear to be in a 'spiral' growth pattern like a banana would be, as depicted in link below.
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ardesia
Oct 23, 2017 9:41 AM CST
I agree it is a bird, I have a small laptop and looking at small pictures on a small screen is tough on these old eyes. Blinking
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dyzzypyxxy
Nov 1, 2017 8:35 PM CST
Late to the party here, but I think you all have nailed the plant ID's except for #1 and 2 which we really do need clearer photos of, please.

I might suggest that C may be the foliage of an Amorphophallus, as it doesn't look quite ragged enough for a fishtail palm to me. But there is only one frond sticking out, and another further to the right. Shrug!

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