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Old 12-31-2016, 06:04 PM
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This was a rider in somethng I purchased some time ago and seems to be very nice. Any one know what it is? The leaves are somewhat fleshy, more than a dracaena and less that an aloe.

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Old 12-31-2016, 11:09 PM
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Sure looks like a Draceana to me...

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Sure looks like a Draceana to me...

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It is like none of the 20 or so varieties of Dracaena that I have... Its leaves have a fleshier consistency than any dracaena that I know of.

I am tending towards callisia fragrans.

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Callisia fragrans is a rather small and delicate plant. Even though it can grow to be a fairly large shrub, the individual heads never seem to get anywhere near as large as the plant in the photo with the human hand behind the plant.

Are you sure that this isn't Draceanae fragrans (A.K.A. Draceanae massangeana fragrans), or one of the many cultivars thereof ?

It doesn't quite look right, but I suppose it might be a seedling of a Yucca, say Yucca elephantipes or a related species or cultivar. Although Yuccas look quite different as rooted cuttings, they are relatively similar to your photos as younger, more "tender" seedlings.

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Callisia fragrans is a rather small and delicate plant. Even though it can grow to be a fairly large shrub, the individual heads never seem to get anywhere near as large as the plant in the photo with the human hand behind the plant.

Are you sure that this isn't Draceanae fragrans (A.K.A. Draceanae massangeana fragrans), or one of the many cultivars thereof ?

It doesn't quite look right, but I suppose it might be a seedling of a Yucca, say Yucca elephantipes or a related species or cultivar. Although Yuccas look quite different as rooted cuttings, they are relatively similar to your photos as younger, more "tender" seedlings.

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How about
Callisia fragrans 'Melnikoff'

https://garden.org/plants/photo/271784/



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