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unidentified plant

If been told that this is an Amaryllis but I'm very doubtful.

Thanks to the clue given by @GardenGems I have finally narrowed it down to bromeliads

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UPDATE:

I had a look at the roots and I'm confused..... they look like orchid roots! The growing medium is 40% wood chips!

The roots are flexible like thick string with a coat around them almost like a pre filter! Inside of the 1 cm coat/tunnel is ample space for the 3 milliliter thick roots to move around

The coat is like dry mushrooms, almost spongy and measures less then a milliliter thick but completely surrounds the inner root all the way to the tip.

Also I noticed what looks like a fungal infestation with in the filter of the root coat but it might be a symbiotic relationship as the roots with in the coat still look healthy.

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The plant is battered and overwatered and cold let's see if I can help it reverse its miss fortune any advice is most welome.

thanks to @polypipe-wrangler i took a look at the pot and its on the pot enter image description here

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    I think it is a epiphytic plant. Woodchips are commonly used for both larger tropical plants & epiphytes. It is good medium to avoid compacting. It is also cheap. You are right the fungus is most likely a mycorhizzal fungi. – GardenGems Jan 27 at 18:19
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    The roots have a coating like a wire....a space to keep the mycorrhizae alive? Wtf my mind is blown – seedelicious Jan 27 at 20:30
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    The textures of the coating itself resembles mushrooms – seedelicious Jan 27 at 21:02
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    Turned out it was getting to much moisture around the roots and bad temperatures but I'm gonna revive it! – seedelicious Jan 28 at 0:09
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    Go ahead and pull-out dead roots. If you're letting it dormant in winter without artificial heat & light, don't do more than that. Just remove as much dead roots as you can and repot it in a better draining soil. Don't water it for a few days. This looks like cymbidium. Here is a helpful link: grndoordesign.wordpress.com/2014/08/10/… – Christmas Snow Jan 31 at 19:04
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Really looks like a Cymbidium orchid, one of the hardy species perhaps. The roots in loose clothing matches, and the pseudobulbs of the dead stems.

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    you wont belive this but it says it on the pot! Cymbidium – seedelicious Jan 29 at 0:28
  • Hiding in plain sight -- Now I see the writing. – Christmas Snow Feb 3 at 19:36
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The stem and the connection of the leaves to the stem looks different. It is possibly a Nolina or a Yucca, completely unrelated genera.

Nolinas will develop a caudex. If not, this may be a juvenile form. Both genera will develop a trunk anyway and look palm-like. Clivias remain short, they offset at ground level rather than growing tall, and their roots are thick and succulent.

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    Thanks @Christmas_Snow I'll take a photo of the roots as it needs repotting. Its difficult to ID as it is so battered. – seedelicious Jan 25 at 15:41

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