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Plantidote of the Day 12-10-2012

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Mystery plant

A red dracena? This one really has me puzzled. There's only one of these around, and it's been growing in a front yard here in Zone 10 for years. It's about 4 feet high and doesn't seem to change or flower or do anything. I'd love to supply more clues, but there aren't any! Below the fold, there's a close up of the leaves that may help.


Any ideas?

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