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Mar 25, 2018 12:31 PM CST

Hi,
I've got two houseplants which I'm struggling to identify and would appreciate any help identifying them. I think the first one (A) might be an Agave, but I'm not sure. The second one (B) I haven't got a clue.
Thankyou in advance for your help.
James

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Mar 25, 2018 12:59 PM CST
Name: tfc
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
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Just a guess, but maybe B is some type of Croton.

I'm sure someone will know.
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Mar 25, 2018 1:09 PM CST

Ah thankyou. I've had a look and think it might be Croton 'Gold Dust'
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Mar 25, 2018 1:10 PM CST

I'm still unsure of the first one though
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Mar 25, 2018 1:11 PM CST
Name: Karen
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Welcome! @Brun31. I love that first plant, but am no help with the ID. Love the coloration! The second is definitely a Croton.
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Mar 25, 2018 1:31 PM CST
Name: Will Creed
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The first looks like a type of Aechmea in the Bromeliad family. The second one is Croton.
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Mar 25, 2018 1:49 PM CST
Name: Karen
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I was thinking about bromeliads, but my quick browse didn't find that one.
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Mar 25, 2018 1:55 PM CST

Thanks Will. I've had a look at some google images of variegated Aechmeas and I think you're right. Hopefully as it grows it will acquire some more distinguishing identifying features to confirm it.
Thankyou everyone for your help.
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Mar 25, 2018 3:58 PM CST
Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
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What do you think about this one? It sure favors your pretty plant. Lovey dubby

Red Pineapple Ananas which is in the bromeliad family. Pineapple (Ananas comosus var. bracteatus 'Tricolor')
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Mar 25, 2018 4:23 PM CST
Name: mikelzz
stamford ct (Zone 6a)
pod got it correct

it is a variegated pineapple .. not an aechmea .
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Mar 25, 2018 4:39 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Mar 26, 2018 12:58 AM CST

Ah great! Thankyou so much everyone! Smiling
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Mar 26, 2018 12:31 PM CST
JC NJ/So FL (Zone 7b)
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yours looks just like mine - 2nd year growth much longer then before. I was kinda hoping that it would remain low and cute...since it's in tiny 4" pot. but i read that the leaves can reach 90-100 cm.
curious, where did you get yours?
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Mar 26, 2018 3:00 PM CST
Name: Carter Mayer
Houston, TX (Zone 9b)
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I agree, the first one is likely variegated pineapple. These will get fairly large, especially if grown indoors where the leaves will stretch in the weaker light. The will still get large outdoors as well, just fuller.

Quite beautiful, wicked spines on the leaves, but not small by any means.
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Mar 27, 2018 11:19 AM CST

I got it from a garden centre here in England (Sheffield). It didn't have a label so I don't think the garden centre even knew what it was! I was hoping to keep it indoors assuming it would just stay small, but it sounds like it gets too big! And there's no way it would survive outside here! So I'm a bit unsure what I'm going to do with it Confused
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Mar 27, 2018 11:35 AM CST
JC NJ/So FL (Zone 7b)
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well, i'm planning to keep mine in small pot not larger then 6" (it's in 4" now and for a year at least!).
that should curb the spread :)..
i was browsing for some more info and one site said they should be kept above 68F or they suffer.
mine is indoors always, so no problem, but i'll move it from the window sill in winter then.
i'd like to get a fruit of course, but some site said it might take 7 yrs Crying .
though normally broms flower in 2-3. so, i guess we'll see Shrug!
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