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Plant Identification: Please help me identify this plant

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New York, NY

April 4, 2012
7:19 AM

Post #9069313

I recently purchased a green plant and found another plan growing inside of the pot, which looks like a starfish. I have attached a photograph of the rogue plant. Can you please identify the plant and let me know whether it will harm the green plant (main plant)?

Thank you!

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Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

April 4, 2012
7:29 AM

Post #9069333

It's a flower structure from your plant.


Keaau, HI

April 4, 2012
7:33 AM

Post #9069339

Can you show, only the plant which contains the flowering part?
Austin, TX

April 4, 2012
7:37 AM

Post #9069347

Metrosideros, is there something leading you to believe there is more than one plant pictured?

Looks like some sort of blooming palm to me. I don't know palms well, so I'll leave it to others to get more specific.


Beautiful, BC
(Zone 9b)

April 4, 2012
7:43 AM

Post #9069364

Chamaedorea bloom
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

April 4, 2012
7:44 AM

Post #9069368

It looks like the flower structure of a Chamadorea elegans to me.
I'm no palm expert either, just a guess.
New York, NY

April 4, 2012
8:36 AM

Post #9069460

Thanks for all your help! I have a few more similar pictures which I have uploaded here. Unfortunately, I am at work so I can't take a picture of just the flowering portion's stem.

Is this unusual at all? If not, does this type of plant usually flower?

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Keaau, HI

April 4, 2012
9:20 AM

Post #9069520

A mature Palm will flower repeatedly and produce much fruit, when it is healthy!

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