I bought this beautiful plant on a village marketplace, but I have no idea what name it possesses. If someone knows the answer, please, do help me. Thank you!!!


  • Looks like Musa plant (banana). – benn Aug 22 '19 at 20:56
  • Another possibility is Hosta, but this needs to grow a little more before any real answer can be given. Do you have a more up-to-date picture? – Spencer Oct 26 '19 at 1:30
  • Can you give us a updated picture. There has been plenty of time for change in the growth, better to identify. – GardenGems Nov 24 '19 at 14:58

I think it’s either a musa (banana), Cana, or Ginger. It’s hard to tell between those three it being too juvenile to tell. I think I can say it at least is not a Dwarf Cavendish, that generally has a dark red staining close to the central part of the leaves, especially when young.

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    I believe it is a Musa. – GardenGems Nov 24 '19 at 14:56

Looks like a plant from family Zingiberaceae.

In my humble opinion, of species Curcuma.

Perhaps turmeric, Curcuma longa.

If and when your plant produces flowers (weeks, months or even years), please post a photo and we will be able to identify with more certainty.

PS If I am correct, your plant will...

  • quickly outgrow the pot you have it in now;
  • require very little water in the cooler months;
  • require a lot of water in warmer months and regular feeding with liquid organic fertiliser and / or seaweed tonic.

Lily of the Valley

I think that this is Lily of the Valley. Convallaria majalis Great shade and high ground cover plant. Lucky you! Toxic to cats especially.

lily of the valley

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    I am not sure - the asker’s plant is bigger, with broader leaves and the down bend of the outer leaves isn’t lily-of-the-valley-ish either. – Stephie Aug 23 '19 at 4:24
  • I am thinking aspidistra. The Lilly of valley leaves are not glossy. – blacksmith37 Aug 23 '19 at 16:27
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    Second guess ; spathiphyllum - peace lilly – blacksmith37 Aug 23 '19 at 16:36
  • Could be Peace Lily for sure. – stormy Aug 23 '19 at 19:59
  • Looks a lot like a dwarf canna. – Jurp Aug 23 '19 at 21:34

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