Has anyone heard of a Silver Star?
A few years ago, I purchased a house plant with the common name "silver star." I recently found out the hard way that the plant becomes pot bound very quickly after it lost several leaves. I've repotted some cuttings, but I'd also like to save the momma plant. I think I'll be ok when repotting the original plant, but I'd like to learn more about this plant's care. My searches for this plant variety have turned up nothing!
I'm taking a shot in the dark that someone here might know something more about this plant. It has variegated leaves which sprout from a single, central stalk. New leaf shoots come from the very top of the stalk, and when healthy, sprout at least once every two to three weeks. The part of the stalk which has no leaves anymore has a look which is reminiscent of a pine cone or a pineapple. When looked at from directly above, the shape and fullness of the leaves gives the impression of looking at a star shape. (I wish I had a scanner, but this description is the best I can do!).
I would appreciate any help or information anyone can provide.
I've never heard of silver star, but maybe a google search, or a plant index search would turn up something for your. Good luck, in finding it.
Silver star madness
That's really frustrating.... I did a google and more extensive internet search for anything named silver star and didn't come up with anything. The only thing that did come up was pretty buried and was a Poinsettia that had that cultivar name but I don't think that's what you have.... boo. Maybe you'll come up with a picture sometime!
I don't know why I flaked out before - I have a digital camera! (It's the Barbie model, but it worked ...) 8)
If you guys don't mind, would you check out some pictures of this plant and let me know what you think it might be? The link to the pictures is: http://f1.pg.photos.yahoo.com/zaicsalive2000
The photo album is named "My Poor Plant." (Try to picture a LOT more leaves on the plant - it's usually much more full).
I'm having a terrible time getting the hang of posting messages, etc., on this forum! If you checked my answer to your post & was disgusted by the link just taking you to the 'post reply' page, my apologies! I have no idea how I did that! But I have just edited my post, and double checked the link, it does now lead to a picture of a very large draecena. Check it out.