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?
    – kevinskio
    Mar 20, 2016 at 15:54
  • This is a mass cane, or dracaena massangea. Follow the link for an answer to a similar question
    – kevinskio
    Mar 20, 2016 at 15:55
  • how about a picture from the side?
    – kevinskio
    Mar 20, 2016 at 16:11
  • kevinsky. Appreciated input. New to forum. Checking on how to add profile image for identification purposes.
    – Egyptlady
    Mar 20, 2016 at 16:34
  • Can you add a picture of the plant from the side so we can see the stem? Nice profile picture!
    – kevinskio
    Mar 20, 2016 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.

  • I agree, a good match with the appearance. I added a link, You should mark this as the answer
    – kevinskio
    Apr 2, 2016 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! Apr 2, 2016 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, 2016 at 19:42

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