mngrdngrl
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Plant identification assistance...

Hello all! There is this great little store in the building where I live that is going out of business :( I was able to get some plants on clearance there and I was wondering what one of them was because the plants at the store are not the best labled. Here are the pics...
[img]https://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b400/apb1172/a8e298da.jpg[/img]
[img]https://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b400/apb1172/ff62fee2.jpg[/img]
I'm not sure if it comes across well in this pic, but the leaves are covered with what I first thought was dust, but it is more like fuzz...
[img]https://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b400/apb1172/f8dd84e4.jpg[/img]

Thanks for any advice.

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This is just a wild guess, as my eyes are very tired, and your pictures won't enlarge. The plant looks like it might be a bromeliad of some sort, although I can't venture to guess exactly which one. It appears, although I can't be positive of it, that there may be 2 plants in the container.

Broms typically have leathery, sword-shaped leaves, and it isn't uncommon for the leaves to have wavy edges. Twisted/misshapen tips are sometimes seen on the leaves, also.

There are many pictures and descriptions of broms online. You may want to Google bromeliad, and see if you think that might be what you have.

Sorry I couldn't be more specific. Perhaps another member will come along and be able to give you exact details. :)

ETA: Looking at it further, it appears as if it wants to be a baby staghorn fern. Maybe I should just cut my losses here and say, "I don't know!" :lol:

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I hope you got some good sleep last night! LOL Thanks for straining your weary eyes for those extra minutes! I think you might be on to something with that staghorn fern deal. I googled some images and found some plants that REALLY look like what I have. I think that the reason that it looks like there are two plants in there is because the plant is entirely to big for the pot that it's in. I have to go locate some potting soil today. They have already pulled it from the shelves at target! Dangit!

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I don't know where you're located, but if you're in the U.S., you might want to take your new plant to your nearest Extension Service office, and see if they can help you with an ID. If it does happen to be a staghorn fern, which is an epiphyte, it eventually will want to be mounted on a plaque of tree fern fiber, or perhaps grown in sphagnum moss in a hanging basket. :)
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Kind of looks like a Moose or Elk fern to me (not sure if that's it, but it does look like a fern. I'll get back to you ASAP.)
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Hey Kisal, I was with you on the bromeliad until I googled 'staghorn fern' like you suggested. You were right on second guessing yourself... 8)

It looks like a staghorn fern to me. Cool plant... :wink:
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Ahhh.... a staghorn fern! Thats what I was thinking of! Didn't see that posted before though, I was in a hurry to post. As soon as I saw the picture I thought "its a fern" and went to post without really reading ALL the replies.
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