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enter image description hereCan anyone identify this house plant - it has broad leaves and a rosette center? enter image description here

  • Possible duplicate of What is the name of this bamboo looking plant? – kevinsky Mar 20 '16 at 15:54
  • This is a mass cane, or dracaena massangea. Follow the link for an answer to a similar question – kevinsky Mar 20 '16 at 15:55
  • how about a picture from the side? – kevinsky Mar 20 '16 at 16:11
  • kevinsky. Appreciated input. New to forum. Checking on how to add profile image for identification purposes. – Egyptlady Mar 20 '16 at 16:34
  • Can you add a picture of the plant from the side so we can see the stem? Nice profile picture! – kevinsky Mar 20 '16 at 16:59
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After much research I have discovered that this is a Callisia Fragrans Plant (Synonymous: Spironema orthandrum or Spironema Fragrans)

Also known as a False Bromeliad, Chain Plant, Basket Plant, Family Doctor Plant. It is of the Commelinaceae Family. Considered a Subtropical with Holistic-Medicinal properties.

Acccording to plantrescue.com: Callisia fragrans is epidemic to Mexico and naturalized in the West Indies. Callisia fragrans is a long-lived creeping herbaceous plant with leaves crowded into rosette-like clusters and spreading laterally via long runners.

Callisia Fragrans grows fast and produces white or cream flowers from its tips. It prefers bright light including about three or four hours of direct sunlight each day.

Thanks to both kevinsky and Sue for their generous input.

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  • I agree, a good match with the appearance. I added a link, You should mark this as the answer – kevinsky Apr 2 '16 at 15:13
  • Nice find! These things can be really hard to identify. I agree with @kevinsky that you should mark this as the right answer, so future readers will see that it's the best answer to the question. You do that by clicking on the checkmark under the number of votes on this answer. This page in our help center explains the process. I'm so glad you like it here! You've already been a big help! – Sue Saddest Farewell TGO GL Apr 2 '16 at 15:53
  • Appreciate the navigation tips Sue and kevinsky's help in the link....had not figured out how to do both yet......I'll keep watching and learn. – Egyptlady Apr 2 '16 at 19:42

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