Hi, I am new to this forum, and i got this maroon plant from my sister years ago, she said it was a aloha Ti plant, I would like to be sure as I looked on the web and it looks different, and also the plant with the big green leaves im not sure what its called, I know it spreads so if anyone knows the name of these plants I will greatly appreciate it..
Yes, and a nice one at that! Your Rubber tree look's nice too. Do you have them combined in a pot?
Hello, and thanks for the reply, yes i have the Aloha Ti plant in the same pot with other plant *big green leaves* i have no clue what the name of it is, all i know is the plant spreads and gets tall. I also have a baby Aloha Ti plant that came from that one, that i transplanted, I have more little ones just making sure they get a good root system before I take them off mother plant.
How long have you had all three plant's planted together? The reason that I ask this question is: The Ti plant .....and I am leaning toward's a "red sister" and ficus require lot's of room to grow as a potted plant. In all reality....in the near future, you will need to separate all three and that is going to be a big job;-)
It looks like you have Cordyline/ "Hawaiian Ti": http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/53151/ I have one called Red Sister and it looks just like yours.
and on the left is commonly called "Rubber Tree"/Ficus elastica: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/54952/
The plant with the large green leaves in front might be "Japanese Aralia" Fatsia japonica: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1714/
edited to say: The more I look at the photo of the plant in the foreground with the bright green leaves, I don't think it is Fatsia. Sure is a pretty arrangement but I agree with Rachel ... all of those plants will get very large, especially that Ficus, they grow very fast and get massive root systems.
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Yes, Plantladylin. My ficus is nine feet tall and was only a little over a foot tall when I purchased it in 2007 and the red sister has killed the vine's that I planted along side her last year. The root system on the two is huge as houseplant's here. My ficus rule's here;-)
I don't know about the rest of you, but that 'Ti' plant looks more to me like a Crinum Lily... you sure about it being a Ti plant? What does the base/stem look like?
palmbob, which crinum lily would be known to have such long leave's as shown that you know of?
Reminds me of an Eucomis http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/163530/
on this http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/93830/ there is a picture ronnie pitman has my plant looks like his.. a certain time of the year it will be green and it turns maroon, and it has never bloomed, and the link to the big green leaf it looks nothing like those the leaves aren't smooth and shiny.. , and yes i planted them 2 together,the rubber tree is in its own pot right beside these 2 plants.. the green big leave plant i am giving to my nephew, he loves plants. I know what the rubber tree plant is its just the other 2 i was wondering about. :)
I will take more pics of the 2 plants up close for yall..
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hmm ... could very well be a a Crinum! My ole eyes aren't what they used to be and I just guess a lot. If it is Crinum, it may not be getting the required amount of light to make it bloom. The more I look at photo's, the more it does look like Crinum to me.
I'm still curious about the large green leaf plant. Anyone have any ideas on that one? I really like the looks of that foliage!
I'm with palmbob. I think this is a giant red crinum as well. Growth doesn't look quite right for a cordyline (Ti Plant), and the leaves look like they might be slightly succulent. Ti Plants don't have succulent leaves, but crinums do (or at least, many of them do).
The large green leaves plant looks suspiciously like Ricinus communis or castor bean plant to me. Be very careful, wear latex gloves and break a stem to see if there is milky sap. When I was a child we had one and I played around it for over a year, was told to wash my hands after touching and never put any part of it in my mouth because it was poisonous. Never had any trouble until 1 day when my father was pruning it back. I helped him haul away the cuttings. The sap got on my skin and I had a VERY, VERY bad case of giant hives!!! No one else reacted to the sap except me. Check it out. Does anyone else think it may be castor bean bush?
Thank's Dave and palmbob for the correction,
I think the original poster still need's an identity on the green leafed one though;-)
The plant is still Crinum asiaticum 'Traubii'.
I don't think the plant was being referred to as a succulent; just that the leaves on the Crinum are more succulent than the leaves found on Ti, Cordyline fruticosa.
great thanks and im glad to know that the other plant is a rice paper plant now i have a name for it :). thanks guys