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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Please help identify this plant for me.

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MystiqueUnique
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 14, 2013
5:12 AM

Post #9558523

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!

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tlm1
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 14, 2013
5:21 AM

Post #9558534

Two plants come to mind at first glance…Chenille plant, and Celosia. Maybe?
MystiqueUnique
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 14, 2013
6:32 AM

Post #9558598

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!
Vestia
San Francisco, CA

June 14, 2013
6:34 AM

Post #9558603

Looks like "celosia" to me. Another candidate would be Amaranthus, but the leaves aren't right for that.
MystiqueUnique
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 14, 2013
2:02 PM

Post #9559078

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.

ViburnumValley

ViburnumValley
Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

June 14, 2013
2:21 PM

Post #9559108

Heck with the plant (though my vote is with Celosia) - I want those handsome pots!
SteveOh
Cherry Grove, OH
(Zone 6b)

June 14, 2013
2:25 PM

Post #9559115

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.

I like the pots too!

This message was edited Jun 14, 2013 5:32 PM

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

June 14, 2013
2:35 PM

Post #9559121

My vote is for Celosia...and I too love the containers..

http://wearegrowingup.com/tag/celosia/

pollengarden

pollengarden
Pueblo, CO
(Zone 5b)

June 14, 2013
3:33 PM

Post #9559167

Look at Celosia CRISTATA - It is the one with the single mutant flower in the middle.
tlm1
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 14, 2013
4:53 PM

Post #9559255

Yeah, I'm also still leaning to Celosia…Many varieties out there…Ditto on the container…Love that.
SteveOh
Cherry Grove, OH
(Zone 6b)

June 15, 2013
8:59 AM

Post #9559904

I guess we'll need to wait and see what the flowers show. Amaranthaceae family seems to be the common ground, but which one?
sladeofsky
Louisville, KY
(Zone 6b)

June 18, 2013
2:37 PM

Post #9563958

It's a Celosia.
angie35
Winnsboro, SC
(Zone 8a)

June 19, 2013
7:55 PM

Post #9565618

I have these in my yard too and every year I have so many pop up I just pull them out and toss them... but this is the info I have

Cockscomb, Celosia cristata, traditionally grown in the red variety, also blooms in the colors of yellow, pink, orange and white
MystiqueUnique
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 22, 2013
6:33 AM

Post #9568404

Thanks for all the help and replies. I will post another picture of the plant after it matures more. The pots pictured are vintage for those who liked them.

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