boomer4291
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Palm or no palm?

I was given a plant, that kind of looks like a palm but I haven't been able to find a similar picture online. Its got two trunks, maybe it was two plants at one point, or that's how they grow - I'm not sure. The trunk is .5in thick and the talkest stalk is 4ft tall.

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Kisal
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It's not a palm. It's a Draecena ... most likely marginata, but I didn't examine the pics closely enough to be absolutely positive of the species.

Draecena is the genus name, marginata is the species name, but there are several other species within the Draecena genus. Still, it looks like marginata to me, and that's one that's very often seen. :)
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Kisal is absolutely correct.

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