Identification: Plant ID

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  1. AlainK

    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    I have this plant that has upright leaves in winter. When the weather gets warmer, and drier,the leaves tends to droop, but it just might be because it's pot-bound.

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    It's not the first time I've attached the leaves when new shoots appeared and it was evident the pot was too small :

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    I used to know its name, but I've forgotten. A friend suggested "Dracaena angolensis" but I don't think it is. The leaves have a kind of groove on one side, so I think it's more likely to be a form of Sansevieria. Any suggestions ? NB: after repotting, the tallest leaf is about 1 m. tall...

    I think the original plant is in a very warm, humid, shaded area of the world.

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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Sansevieria has been included now in Dracaena. The one your friend mentioned used to be called Sansevieria cylindrica, but those only have a groove at the bottom of the leaves. That might describe yours accurately - I can't tell from the photos whether the groove continues to the top. If not, I think you have your name(s).
    I posted my new plant at
    Sansevieria (Dracaena) with graceful long not quite round leaves | UBC Botanical Garden Forums
    with a lot of possible but not really possible names suggested. My leaves are thicker than yours, and the form a rosette like yours.
     
  3. AlainK

    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    Thanks for your reply Wendy, but stubborn me still doesn't think it's the same plant.
    But I may be wrong.
    I'm often wrong... ;°)
     
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    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    This plant looks like the plants that were labelled with "LANCIA" as noted in the thread started by @wcutler.
     

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