House Plant ID please.
I bought this plant, well at the the time it was just 3 shrivelled bulbs in a pot with a few brown leaves, on the bargain shelf at B & Q a couple of years ago, it did'nt have a proper lable, but hand written on the front was 'Indoor Iris' well i nursed it back to health it is now florishing,- as you can see from the pic. Just to discribe it a bit better, it has three bulbs, the top half of the bulbs above the soil surface. long grassy like leaves that are quite sharp coming out from the centre of each bulb. There is no stem as such, although maybe in time it will grow one as it seems to have the same growth habit as a Dracaena, it has never flowered, and currently stands approx 10" high, and the leaves trail downwards and seem to spirle at the ends and are approx 14-18" long. I have been through all of my books and can not find an exact match anywhere, my first though was Beaucarnea - but having reserched it, i am not so sure, as it is much smaller than the vareities i have listed, and the base of the plant is most definately a bulb not a flask type root - if that makes sense - but i know that these are far more common in the USA than here in the UK, maybe someone in the States may reconise this or know of a variety that would fit this discription. i have also looked up 'indoor Iris' and can find nothing remotely like it, can anyone help. its not often that i get stumped by a house plant, - but this one has got me, really hoping that someone will be able to put me out my misery - PPPlllleease!
- 4 Dec, 2008