Things I've Been Seeing

Spectacular Mystery Plant

20141004-untitled (6 of 13)I bought this plant a few months ago at the 99 cent store. It had no name placard, nor any way to identify the plant. It has flourished in a pot set in the lower part of our back yard here in Crestline, CA.

20141004-untitled (9 of 13)The pot sets in an old chair, the rust made beautiful by the fushia tendrils that end the white fronds that hang down. The leaves range from green to deep purple.20141004-untitled (7 of 13)

20141004-untitled (13 of 13)The plant is a striking one that seems very hardy, having endured much neglect this summer.

Can anyone identify this magnificent specimen?


11 responses

  1. Pingback: Help! Mystery Plant | Shirley Buxton

  2. My mom has one of these and she looked it up in her magical garden book – Celosia!

    October 5, 2014 at 6:33 am

    • Thank you for reading here and for your response. I’m familiar with celosia plants that are annuals. Perhaps this one is in that family, but it is quite different from others I have seen. None of the blossoms are upright, but all hang down. Is that how your mom”s is?

      October 5, 2014 at 8:39 am

      • Her plant started out upright, but as it got older it bent down. Kind of like a person!

        October 5, 2014 at 11:08 am

  3. Beatrice Maxwell

    Thank you for sharing your photography, so beautiful. You surely have a touch of excellence.

    October 5, 2014 at 8:08 am

    • Thank you for that sweet compliment. Have a blessed day……always……

      October 5, 2014 at 8:40 am

  4. Rebecca

    El purpleo snakeo 🙂

    October 6, 2014 at 10:00 am

  5. Dean

    my neighbor believes it to be of the aloe family, many are red tipped. Peace!

    October 6, 2014 at 4:53 pm

  6. Heidi Flowers

    Beautiful plant!!! I love your blog and photography! To think you paid .99 for such a beauty!!!

    October 6, 2014 at 7:45 pm

  7. Randy

    Celosia “Caracas” … Do a google search… you will see they are a part of the Celosia family.. as you suggested.. 🙂

    October 9, 2014 at 10:06 am

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