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yasiu555
Grays
United Kingdom

January 15, 2013
1:09 PM

Post #9386154

I've had this plant for a while now and i don't remember the name for it, can You help me please?

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growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


January 15, 2013
1:11 PM

Post #9386160

I think you have Ctenanthe oppenheimiana 'Tricolor' http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/57981/
vngarden
Seattle, WA

January 15, 2013
1:38 PM

Post #9386241

Could that also be Stromanthe?

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growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


January 15, 2013
3:05 PM

Post #9386357

They sure do look the same. I think you're right, vngarden. After looking it over a bit, it does look more like Stromanthe sanguinea 'Tricolor' http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/59470/ based on the difference in the foliage grey-bands that I only noticed in Ctenanthe but not in the pic above.
yasiu555
Grays
United Kingdom

January 15, 2013
4:09 PM

Post #9386428

Thanks for that, It might be Stromanthe based on the pictures, but looking at the specifications of the plant, it's definetly higher than 45 cm like Stromanthe, it's more like 90-100 cm wich would rather point on Ctenanthe, what do You think?


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Vestia
San Francisco, CA

January 15, 2013
8:14 PM

Post #9386659

there are variegated forms of both Stromanthe and Ctenanthe in the trade right now; the larger plant, and the more common one is Stromanthe.

edited to say: based on the large, broad leaves, I believe this is the Stromanthe.

This message was edited Jan 15, 2013 9:17 PM
vngarden
Seattle, WA

January 15, 2013
8:22 PM

Post #9386665

If Stromanthe is being sold as a household plant at Home Depot or Lowe's, then it is likely not going to be as tall as if it was growing in its native or natural habitat. The Stromanthe "tricolor" that I photographed at Volunteer Park Conservatory in Seattle, WA is around 4-5ft tall.

I do agree that the more common one in the trade is likely to be a species of Stromanthe, at least in the United States.

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