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PNWMountainGirl
(Sharon)SouthPrairie, WA
(Zone 7a)

October 1, 2012
11:40 AM

Post #9292365

It is amazing that I cannot find an image of a similar plant on the internet.

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tlm1
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 1, 2012
11:48 AM

Post #9292371

Appears to be a Yucca, though I'm not completely sure which one.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

October 1, 2012
11:49 AM

Post #9292373

Dracaena.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

October 1, 2012
11:52 AM

Post #9292376

Hmmm...you may be right. Are the edges sharp or is there a point on the tips?
TomH3787
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 7b)

October 1, 2012
11:54 AM

Post #9292382

Maybe Yucca guatemalensis that is not getting enough light.
tlm1
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 1, 2012
11:55 AM

Post #9292385

That's what made me think Yucca…The tips look VERY pointed. Also appears that if given proper conditions the edges could be sharp, and the leaves could be much stiffer than they appear now. :-)
tlm1
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 1, 2012
11:56 AM

Post #9292386

Cross posted Tom…Think you are right. :-)

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

October 1, 2012
11:57 AM

Post #9292387

'Point' taken...

olddude

olddude
Big Pine Key, FL
(Zone 11)

October 1, 2012
1:18 PM

Post #9292506

A nursery woman I once worked with sliced her cornea with the edge of Yucca guatemalensis...freak accident, but she was fine after a couple weeks with meds and a very cool pirate eye patch.
Scott

growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


October 1, 2012
3:48 PM

Post #9292706

I agree with Yucca guatemalensis http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/734/
olddude - I believe it - the tips are sharp. What I've had "near misses" with are Phormiums and trying to pick them up in containers and almost taking out an eye. Either that or bamboo stakes in vines and bending down to pick them up.
sixorseven
Glendale, OR

October 1, 2012
9:13 PM

Post #9293137

Boy, that sure looks like a leggy dracaena that my mother has had for years.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

October 2, 2012
7:41 AM

Post #9293445

I thought so too, at first, but if you look closely you can see the Yucca details.
PNWMountainGirl
(Sharon)SouthPrairie, WA
(Zone 7a)

October 3, 2012
8:34 AM

Post #9294616

I still cannot come to a conclusion here. Thank you for your comments. The next time I am near the plant, I will take a few more detailed pics to post so we can get a better idea of how the leaves are configured and maybe a close-up of the bark (stem). I just don't think the leaves are firm or sharp enough to be a yucca.
Vestia
San Francisco, CA

October 3, 2012
8:38 AM

Post #9294622

it is a Yucca
tlm1
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 3, 2012
8:39 AM

Post #9294624

If given the proper growing conditions it would most certainly show as an unmistakeable Yucca. This truly is not considered in my mind to be a house plant, unless optimum conditions are available…Strong Sunlight, excellent drainage, etc.
PNWMountainGirl
(Sharon)SouthPrairie, WA
(Zone 7a)

October 22, 2012
2:45 PM

Post #9312452

Here is the close-up I mentioned I would take. Am pretty convinced now that it is a yucca.

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sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

October 22, 2012
6:01 PM

Post #9312579

kwanjin wrote:'Point' taken...


(snicker)

I would have said Dracaena in an instant but know I know better, too.

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