Identifying a Houseplant?

I bought this plant from a nursery and they have no idea what it is called. I would appreciate it if someone could help identify it. Its has a very unique bloom with a not very pleasant smell though. Thanks.
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August 27, 20190 found this helpful

It looks like a peace lily

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August 27, 20190 found this helpful

I agree with peace lily. Why dont you go back to the nursery and have them identify it?

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August 27, 20190 found this helpful

The formal name is a Spathiphyllum. This plant prefers shade. If it ever looks wilty, just soak it in water for 10 minutes and it will perk right up.

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August 27, 20190 found this helpful

Can you please post a photo of the full plant? I have had peace lilies for years and they flowers have no smell.

Thanks!

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August 28, 20190 found this helpful

Thanks for all your responses. I have peace lillies at home too.

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In the case of the mystery plant, the flower is close to the ground.

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August 28, 20190 found this helpful

The leaves are different from those of the peace lily.

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August 28, 20190 found this helpful

Maybe contact your local home extension office if you are in the US:

img.thrfun.com/.../mystery20flower_2_x.jpg

If you are outside of the US, some colleges with agriculture departments have this service.

Please post back what you learn! I love solving mysteries!

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August 29, 20190 found this helpful

Will do. Cheers

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August 29, 20190 found this helpful

Finally, mystery solved. Its an orchid called the Orchidantha fimbriata Holttum, a native of Peninsular Malaysia.

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Thanks to all who responded.

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August 29, 20190 found this helpful

WOW!! Thank you for posting back! Are you in Malaysia? I am so happy to learn something new today. I just googled it and they are lovely!! How did you figure it out?

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August 29, 20190 found this helpful

Correction, its "a flower similar to an orchid" and not an orchid. Yes, i am from Malaysia. And, my reference source consulted her biology teacher. Not sure if she was just jesting. Cheers

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August 29, 20190 found this helpful

We don't see unique things like this where I am in Pennsylvania! I think she was accurate when looking at photos! It has been a pleasure learning from you and her! Blessings!

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August 31, 20190 found this helpful

I later found out that the person who identified it is a Botany Major. She was spot on!

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August 31, 20190 found this helpful

She was!! I liked seeing this and learning about plants I would never see!! Thanks for sharing! Blessings!

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September 3, 20190 found this helpful

Thanks for sharing such an unusual plant.
Now you can return to the nursery and tell them what they sold you!

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I found it difficult to find any care instructions for your plant but finally located this site.

www.nparks.gov.sg/.../5706

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September 5, 20190 found this helpful

Thanks for the link!.

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