I.D. needed on houseplant
CEREOID at prodigy.net
Wed Sep 6 11:56:25 EST 2000
Saw your picture. Your plant is definitely Yucca elephantipes. My "psychic
plant identification" skills are still intact but nothing is better than
actually seeing a picture.
The leaves have a faint bluish waxy covering and minutely serrate margins.
The leaves are rather thin for a Yucca but thicker than a Dracaena or
As for the rest of you who guessed Dracaena or Cordyline, you need to work
on your piffling. He He. Without a description of the leaves, what did you
have to go on as clues? A trip to Home Depot would have been something that
could have helped.
"Norman Frank" <ngfrank at bellsouth.net> wrote in message
news:HOht5.6961$RY2.59723 at news4.mco...
> Stephen....Yes, you have the idea, it does look a lot like Yucca, but
> the leaves are not symmetrically arranged around the top of the trunk like
> yucca. I could post a small jpeg image of my plant if the newsgroup rules
> allow it...Norman ngfrank at bellsouth.net
> Stephen Jankalski <CEREOID at prodigy.net> wrote in message
> news:8p4758$1ifs$1 at newssvr03-int.news.prodigy.com...
> > I don't have enough info to be able to say if its Yucca elephantipes or
> > "Norman Frank" <ngfrank at bellsouth.net> wrote in message
> > news:LSft5.6648$RY2.57491 at news4.mco...
> > > I was in Home Depot and bought a plant hoping my wife could
> > > it, but she thinks it is a "corn plant' and it doesn't exactly match
> > > picture. They had a whole table of them, and it only costs $15, so I
> > imagine
> > > its pretty common.
> > > The plant stands about 3-4 feet high and is in a 10 inch pot. The
> > main
> > > feature is the trio of naked trunks each about 1-2 inches in diameter.
> > These
> > > look like small sapling trunks, but they don't have any leaves on them
> > with
> > > the exception of a single "tuft" of vegetation sticking out the side
> > > the top (which does sort of resemble the leaves of a corn plant). The
> > > of the trunks seem to be cut off and covered with black paint or tar.
> > > The info-sheet included is nonspecific, and calls it a FOLIAGE,
> > > requiring rather standard care. Any help would be appreciated.
> > > Thanks....Norman
> > >
> > > Norman Frank nfrank at bellsouth.net
> > >
> > >
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