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Apr 22, 2013 9:37 PM

Plant name required if possible please

Hi,

I have a work colleague who brought in some plants (all the same species) to share at work and we don't know the name of it. I have posted a few photos to show it as best I can. Sorry the photos are small resolution - hope still decent enough.

 

Your help is much appreciated.

 

Thanks in advance!

Joe

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    Apr 22, 2013 10:15 PM (in response to joey12)
    Re: Plant name required if possible please

    That's a bit of a challenge...

    My best guess, based on just those photos, is Phormium.

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    Apr 25, 2013 10:25 PM (in response to joey12)
    Re: Plant name required if possible please

    Hi,

    they struck me as looking a bit like Pampas grass.

     

    A quick and easy way to tell is if the edges of the leaves have minute teeth along them. Please be VERY CAREFUL!! The hooks are sharp enough to cut through skin but by running your finger lightly along the edge from base of the leaf towards the tip you will be able to feel if they are their or not. Phormium does not have hooks along the edge so will feel smooth if you do the same thing.

    The other point being that Pampas self seed a great deal more than Phormium...

     

    Hope that helps a little.

     

    Jen

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