Can someone identify this plant?

Also, how does one propagate this plant to a pot?

This plant grows in Florida.

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They're cannas. This is actually a near-duplicate of this question. Cannas have very large rhizomes which, in the Northern US, are dug every fall, stored over the winter indoors, and then planted out in the spring. You would use this same method in a pot, but make sure that the pot is large enough! I would estimate that a seven-gallon pot is the minimum size to use for a canna.

  • Thanks. Dumb question: where is the rhizome located?
    – rbhat
    Commented Mar 20, 2021 at 18:38
  • I saw them on the street, so what would I need to transplant them to a pot?
    – rbhat
    Commented Mar 20, 2021 at 18:39
  • In Florida ,you can just leave them in the ground. They like water and will even grow in a bog situation ; they also do well with "average "water . Commented Mar 20, 2021 at 18:47
  • @rbhat first, you need a permission - it’s probably not a good idea to start digging in someone’s flower bed. The rhizomes are in the soil. Basically thick roots-like storage organs.
    – Stephie
    Commented Mar 20, 2021 at 19:00
  • @rbhat - I included the pot information in my answer because it's in the question you asked. As blacksmith37 noted, they can be left in the ground year-round in Florida and other southern US regions.
    – Jurp
    Commented Mar 21, 2021 at 15:04

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