A friend of mine has bought this plant from Lidl in Romania and it doesn't have a label.

The green stuff at the base of the stem looks like a germinated coffee seed, but it's not. The height of the "coffee bean" is 4 cm (1.6 inches) and the height of the plant is 12 cm (4.7 inches).

Do you know what it is?

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This plant is Castanospermum australe, also known as Moreton Bay Chestnut or Blackbean. I do not have any merit in its identification as my friend received the answer from another person, but I figured it can't hurt to post the answer here for future users that will be searching for it.

  • Alina, I'm glad you posted this even though you know what it is. The question is a well written identification question. It's a cool plant, and unusual, especially in some parts of the world. I've never heard of it, and I'm not the only one! Also, answering your own question is encouraged. Jun 4, 2018 at 21:39

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