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Help with ID

Posted by laura1 9aTpa,FL (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 9, 13 at 18:57

The tag on this one says gracialis (sp) but I don't think that is correct.


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Thanks for any help you can give me. Laura


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Don't have an ID suggestion for you, sorry, but it's a really nice looking Sans, very handsome!!


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it's probably a sansevieria patens, a prolific pup forming plant. other than that, i could only name a few varieties that may look closer to the plant that i have like s. downsii, which does grow much larger and not form pups as fast, and s. caulescens with the same growing habit but identical appearance.
(just too many cultivars and extensive hybrids that may look alike)


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I grow patens and I actually think the ID on it is correct ;-)
so this has to be something else.
Thank You PG.


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It might help if we knew from whom you got the plant. It's clearly of the suffruticosa group - as are paten (aka Ed Eby), gracilis, downsii and several others. I can't say I've ever reliably seen a S gracilis although I have a couple that seem to fit the description.


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Oh, dear! I got this plant from the Sarasota CSS. Lord only knows what it is! I also have a downsii somewhere. I guess I should take a picture of that and see what you think.


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here is a plant marked downsii from Bob Smoley just for comparison.


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Hndsome indeed, sorry no ID


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Oh, yeah...this downsii bloomed for me winter before last (that was when I was camera-less) It has a very tall bloom spike, maybe 3 feet?
I really need to start taking pictures of the blooms if I'm ever going to ID these :-(


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for comparison, here's a s. downsii sitting on the biggest pot in the group, which was bought as a small plant for 6$ and a s. caulescens on the far right for 3$ more or less.
(downsii can grow as tall as 7 feet without including the flower spike of course and probably taller in tropical condition as far as i know.)
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the photo is taken a few months ago and the plants are far more larger now.


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keylyn-was noticing that you know what you paid for yours. I keep a spread sheet of my succulents but I never thought about putting how much I paid for them. I'm now trying to decide if that is something I want to keep a record of. I don't lose too many sans. but the others I do. Maybe somethings just should not be recorded ;-)


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Laura,
I keep a record of any and all plants I buy or is given. Where, Who, When, and how much. Every year I can see that I spend way too much on plants. I keep this file secret from my wife who suspects as much. It is a spreadsheet where I can add pictures as well. Helps with a aging memory. Got a record from 1988 on. Boy did I spend a lot!! Wish I didn't have this hobby.
Stush


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a lot worse hobbies!
When I come home with a bunch of plants my husband asks me if I'm happy and of course I say "yes!"

I like that you can add pictures. I look at some of those names and think what in the world is that!

On my spreadsheet I have the botanical name...common name if it has one, hardiness temp, light conditions (like I pay attention to THAT), date of purchase, where I purchased and family name because I enter some in a "flower show".

boy this thread got off topic


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possibly, money is in low supply here and it's always rewarding whenever i grow a particular plant i bought for a reasonable price.
and also for price comparison since plant can go from 1$-50$ here.
it helps a lot for an individual like me who could channel the most joy out of little money i have.


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Keylyn,
I know what you mean. My money is in low supply also, that's why it is so upsetting to see it wasted. Some buys as stated are bargains and you feel great about them while some were expensive and ending up dying. Any body can buy a big beautiful plant, but to buy a dying one and bring it to live and robust, that says a lot.
Stush


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I've been known to buy larger plants but generally will buy small. Luckily at Tropiflora they sometimes have many sizes. I saw an agave I really liked in the field but I couldn't afford it (like NO WAY!) but he had a small one I could MOL afford-hehe!

I also belong to a local Cactus and Succulent society and we have raffles and swaps there. Enablers abound there :-)


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