This plant sprouted up in a pot of brain cactus as a tiny two leafed plant. I repotted it and it has grown into what you see. It just recently started getting the narrow red fuzzy bit in the middle. I've never seen a plant like it and need help to identify what it is so I can make sure I know the best ways to care for it. Thanks for your info and help!
I'll also be posting another mystery plant that popped up wild and need help with identifying it also. Thanks again!
Thanks tlm1. I looked both of the plants up that came to your mind but I don't think mine is either one. The red in the center of mine isn't hanging down off the plant nor is it growing straight above the plant. The red part on mine is fuzzy but firm and is one peice the length of the plants upper stalk between leaves. The leaves also have a shimmer to them like they have bits of tiny glitter on them.
Thank you for posting so quickly with ideas and if any other plants come to mind let me know. I really appreciate it!
Thanks. I still don't think it's any of the plants y'all have mentioned since the fuzzy part is fixed and isn't in multiple blooms. I've looked online to compare but it doesn't appear to be a celosia,chenille, or amaranth.
It sure does look like amaranth. We're growing several varieties here, which we started inside in early spring, and it's just a bit behind those plants.
I couldn't tell you the variety for sure but it is nearly identical in color and form to our Love-lies-bleeding plants.