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Name this red, white,and green plant?

I saw a plant on the DIY channel. It was being planted in New Orleans. It somewhat resembled a hosta, but was red, white, and green. It was 2 to 3 feet wide. It had a tropical look to it. I missed what they called it, but it definitely began with an S.

Any ideas on the full name?

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Re: Name this red, white,and green plant?

A few more clues would be nice! Your description is veeeeeeery broad! :wink:

You might wanna look through these. Starts at "S"!

https://www.plant-world-seeds.com/store/ ... 224#a_1164

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Re: Name this red, white,and green plant?

You mean the leaves were red, white, and green?

It doesn't start with an S, but what that makes me think of is caladiums:

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https://www.classiccaladiums.com/varieti ... pe-955.jpg


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https://plant-shed.com/wp-content/uploads/caladiums1.jpg

They come in a variety of sizes, colors (mostly red, white, green, pink) and variegations

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Re: Name this red, white,and green plant?

Lindsaylew82 wrote:A few more clues would be nice! Your description is veeeeeeery broad! :wink:

You might wanna look through these. Starts at "S"!

https://www.plant-world-seeds.com/store/ ... 224#a_1164
That is all I had.... I saw it on TV for about 5 seconds. And it definitely begins with an "S". Oh, one other thing.... I didn't see flowers on the plant, and the leaves were about 4" wide, and maybe 12 - 16" long. The leaves are lone and green with red and white stripes mostly running the length of the leaf..... Again, I think, because I only saw it for a few seconds.

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Re: Name this red, white,and green plant?

nope, definitely not caladiums. :)

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Re: Name this red, white,and green plant?

Coleus comes to mind too.

Here are some coleus cultivars that begin with "S".
https://www.rosydawngardens.com/SearchRe ... tegoryID=5
This site has caladium cultivars listed alphabetically at the bottom of the page.

https://www.classiccaladiumsllc.com/vari ... ieties.htm

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Re: Name this red, white,and green plant?

Try Stromanthe "tricolor"

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Re: Name this red, white,and green plant?

Your description is very broad. It would fit the description of a ti plant called Hawaiian flag. It has red white and green leaves and while ti does have flowers, it is grown primarily for its' leaves.

https://www.denverplants.com/floral/html/ti_leaves.htm

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OH! Those are both very pretty!

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Re: Name this red, white,and green plant?

applestar wrote:Try Stromanthe "tricolor"

That looks like it.... Slightly different, but extremely close. :D possibly a slight offshoot? But I think that is close enough..... thanks!



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