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Help identify a houseplant please

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redtshirt123 Mon 27-Mar-17 12:00:05

Anyone know what this is? It was given to me.

eddiemairswife Mon 27-Mar-17 12:06:45

Mother-in-law's tongue?

isupposeitsverynice Mon 27-Mar-17 12:07:31

Yes looks like mother in laws tongue to me - sansevieria (I may have misspelled that!)

redtshirt123 Mon 27-Mar-17 12:08:39

That's what I thought at first but when I looked they seem to have taller thinner twisty leaves.

Okite Mon 27-Mar-17 12:09:19

Are the leaves fleshy or flat? If they're fleshy, I'd say it an aloe

redtshirt123 Mon 27-Mar-17 12:10:09

The leaves on my plant are quite thick and v shaped, the plant is about 1 foot tall and I've had it a few years, isn't growing fast but has grown.

redtshirt123 Mon 27-Mar-17 12:10:31

They are quite fleshy and thick

Okite Mon 27-Mar-17 12:11:08

Tiger aloe possibly

Okite Mon 27-Mar-17 12:11:45

Definitely an aloe then, mother in law's tongue has flat leaves.

NoParticularPattern Mon 27-Mar-17 12:11:47

Zebra Cactus (Haworthia attenuata)? It is part of the Aloe family so looks very similar but doesn't get quite so big!

redtshirt123 Mon 27-Mar-17 12:12:38

Yes think it must be a Tiger Aloe! That's the closest I've seen, thanks.

NoParticularPattern Mon 27-Mar-17 12:13:00

So big so fast that should read!

redtshirt123 Mon 27-Mar-17 12:13:46

I looked at zebra cactus but don't think it's that one, pretty sure it must be a zebra aloe

redtshirt123 Mon 27-Mar-17 12:14:50

Sorry tiger aloe!

Spring2016 Mon 27-Mar-17 12:34:29

It looks like a succulent to me too. I have not tried them, but there are plant identification apps.

Spring2016 Mon 27-Mar-17 12:54:57

Goggling and could be an Agave, if you find out I'd love to know. I like that plant.

redtshirt123 Mon 27-Mar-17 13:04:38

Have checked out photos of all the suggestions and I'm pretty sure it's a Tiger Aloe, thanks for the help everyone.

NanTheWiser Mon 27-Mar-17 17:51:51

Its Latin name is Aloe variegata - aka the partridge-breasted Aloe. A succulent Aloe originating from South Africa - a very common "cottage windowsill" plant but now almost extinct in habitat. Very easy to grow on your sunniest windowsill, don't overwater it! It will in time, produce a flower spike of coral coloured bell shaped flowers.

Spring2016 Tue 28-Mar-17 10:55:08

I love it, was telling my dh about it.
I realized while looking for them on Google that I need more plants.grin

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