Plant ID

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  1. Bea

    Bea Active Member Premium Member GOLD

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    Plant ID.jpg under the soil.jpg plant hub.jpg I would like to know what this plant is. 3 pictures
    Plant ID.jpg under the soil.jpg plant hub.jpg
     
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    Looks a bit like Bamboo. Did you buy it dig it up? Is there more of it around.
     
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    not similar to my bamboo. I bought this from a local nursery. A translation at the time said ginger, and I thought it might be ornamental, but it is enormous and in over a year has not bloomed. Am wondering a bout galangal. it is growing in a large planter.
     
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    It is an ornamental ginger of some sort.

    Most are edible although many don't taste that good & are quite fibrous.
    The flowers are often edible too.
    Once it flowers take some more photos of the flowers & we will be able to tell you exactly what type it is.
    Its not galangal (well, not types that I know of anyway) as that has quite wide leaves & much closer together on the stem.

    If you plug that photo into google you should get an answer as you have taken a reasonable photos of the whole plant.
     
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    I have not been able to get it to flower, which i agree would help enormously. It may look a bit spindly and that could be the growing culture. The leaves are huge and from the ground, including the pot, I cannot reach the tallest leaves and I am 5'8". the only ornamental gingers i have seen here are not as tall.
    How do I "plug into google".
     
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    on the google home page or your chrome browser there will be some apps.
    Or under the search bar in the middle of the page there will be some words such as 'images'.
    One allows you to attach a photo for ID.
    It will have a search bar where you can browse the photos in your computer (or phone too I guess), select the right photo & it is loaded into google.
    Google then compares it with 100's or 1000's it already has in its files & offers a variety of suggestions with photos & links.
    I find it works about 50% of the time depending on how good your photos are at showing all the relevant details of the plant with no or minimal confusing background.
    Its the background in the photo that confuses the google photo ID software.
     
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