Q: I am wondering if anyone can help me identify the indoor plant that is in this photo. I’ve been keeping this photo around for a while now hoping to find out — it’s so amazing! Thanks.
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jessica,i don't know of the plant type, but i can tell you that the image is a rendering and not a photo....with that said, i think the plant my be a "fake" as well.
I have no idea what the plant is, but for fun did a little searching and found some sites with photo galleries of indoor plants:http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/interiorscape/gallery/index.htmllancapd might be right, though, it could be a digital creation, like some kind of buds/blooms placed on branches.
it looks like a topiary Juniper, a Euphorbia or fake. both live options seem to do better outside unless you have blazing sunshine through a window.
Looks to me to be a large Bonsai version of Dracaena 'Song of Jamaica'. http://www.flickr.com/photos/90985255@N00/2145680985/
I think it is artificial too. It looks like an exaggerated version of Dracaena compacta. Check it out here: http://www.plantsforhomes.co.uk/plants/draecenacompacta.htm
I LOVE it! I've seen plants like it in the NYC flower district. I'm going soon to pic up some stuff. I'll post back here whether or not I find something like the above.And... WOW, that topiary on flickr is amazing!http://www.etsy.com/shop/JeffreyJamesModern</A>http://jeffrey-james-accessories-terrariums.blogspot.com/</A>
Looks like dried papyrus plant. Sure you could find it at any florist/flower mart and dry it yourself.
At a first glance I thought it was the dried stalks of a artichoke plant.
I have another suggestion -- in Berkeley we have plants that look like this, but they are succulents, not Dracaena. They start out as a tight bundle of succulent "flowers", grouped together in the shape of an upside-down bowl. Then their branches grow upwards and it gets very tall but the flowers don't get any bigger. I have one in my backyard, when I go home I will see if I still have the name tag in the pot!
'Looks like dried papyrus plant.' posted by wormyThat would be my guess also.
NOT a live plant (hint, no foliage.) Possibliy a dried arrangement, but probably synthetic. Looks like Artichoke Blossom (google image it) and/ or Sea Thistle.
This is clearly not a rendering, and the light requirements of most plants would preclude the location of the plant. This is almost certainly in the Dracaena family and perhaps they have stripped the branches of growth below the crown, which I've seen done a lot lately. Bonsai do not always have thick trunks, they can be semi woody plants that are kept to form by pruning, dwarfing and forming. You should find a good tropical nursery, take the photo with you and consult a professional.
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