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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Onion like plant ID needed

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Studley
Rochester, NH
(Zone 5a)

December 26, 2012
9:15 AM

Post #9367488

At first I thought this plant would be an onion or some type of allium, but there is no scent to the leaves or plant at all. I thought perhaps an ornithagalum, but the base of the stem doesn't form a bulb, but instead grows out like a spider plant, losing lower leaves as it grows. I am stumped. A customer brought it in to me for an ID. She has grown it as a housplant for years and there are about 20-30 of these stems growing in one pot. She has never seen it flower.

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TomH3787
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 7b)

December 26, 2012
9:28 AM

Post #9367499

Just a guess... maybe a Bulbine that is not getting enough light.
JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

December 26, 2012
6:04 PM

Post #9367941

Agree with Tom that it's a bulbine.
Studley
Rochester, NH
(Zone 5a)

December 28, 2012
12:11 PM

Post #9369152

Thanks for your help. That's what it is.

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