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RE: mystery plant

You already have your answer, but wanted to say that you weren't far off.
There are some Cordylines with Dracaena synonyms.


> [Original Message]
> From: Marge Talt <mtalt@hort.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 5/9/2003 11:23:14 PM
> Subject: [CHAT] mystery plant
> Well gang, being a sucker for red foliage, I had a major lapse at the
> grocery store this eve. and bought a big pot labeled Pepinier 'Red
> Sister'.  Thought I'd just do a Google and find out what it was and
> what it wanted.  HA!  Google has never heard of this as a plant. 
> It's too dark to get the old digicam going, but thought I'd post and
> see if anyone has ever heard of this or anything similar.
> Plant has a leaf not unlike a Canna, but it has a stem sorta like a
> Dracaena, but I do not think it is in that family.  New leaves are
> pink to almost magenta red, aging to more of a burgundy/green. 
> Leaves on aging do not stand erect. Leaves maybe 18" long.  New
> foliage arises from the center of the older leaves.
> It's just marginally possible it might be some kind of Philodendron,
> but, Jim, it doesn't really look like your red one that you sent the
> photo of.
> Anybody game to take a stab at this with no image?  I will get one
> tomorrow when it's light and put it up.
> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> mtalt@hort.net
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