En EspaŅol
Share

Ask Mr. Smarty Plants

Mr. Smarty Plants - Identification of plants seen at Disneyworld

Ask Mr. Smarty Plants is a free service provided by the staff and volunteers at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

Search Smarty Plants
    
 
See a list of all Smarty Plants questions
Can't find the answer in our existing FAQs, submit a question to Mr. Smarty Plants.

Need help with plant identification, visit the plant identification page.
 
rate this answer
1 rating

Friday - May 11, 2007

From: kansas city, MO
Region: Midwest
Topic: Plant Identification
Title: Identification of plants seen at Disneyworld
Answered by: Nan Hampton and Joe Marcus

QUESTION:

I was hoping for the answer to a certain plant that i have been trying figure out the name of and where i might be able to purchase this particular plant. I have seen it in the Bahamas, Hawaii, and recently at MGM Disneyworld in front of the Tower of Terror ride. It looks like a large aloe vera plant, blue/green in color. in the Bahamas it had grown to 4 and 5 feet high. It looks like blades of a sword sprouting from the center and has pointy edges. thank you!

ANSWER:

Disneyworld actually has a website called the "Plants of Disneyland". You can see two plants in front of the Tower of Terror; however, they are palms and don't really fit your description. Here are two others that do generally fit your description: Aloe sp. and Phormium tenax, New Zealand flax. If neither of these is the plant you are searching for, you might look through the other plants that they have on their database.

You can find nurseries that specialize in plants native to North America in our National Suppliers Directory. However, neither of the plants named above is native to North America. To find them for sale, your best bet is to do an Internet search.

 

More Plant Identification Questions

Plant identification
August 13, 2008 - Every spring I see these very unique white flowers that grow along the edge of wooded areas. I live in upstate NY. These flowers have some reddish tint to the stem and leaves. The blooms are all si...
view the full question and answer

Identity of tree in Grant AL
November 26, 2009 - What is the name of the tree in N.E. Alabama that has a big green heart shaped leaf in Nov. with clusters or nuts & blonde small nuts the size of a pea . And deer are eating the small blonde nut in No...
view the full question and answer

Plant identification
November 25, 2008 - I live north of Chicago. I have been Gardening just about everything forever. I finally got a surprise gift from a migrating bird, squirrel or possibly my kitchen composting. Apparently from a seed gr...
view the full question and answer

Identification of tree along Austin highways
April 01, 2011 - I am trying to identify a large tree seen along many Austin Highways. The best ID can find is Western Soapberry, but the articles all specify white blooms. The trees I see have purple clusters of bloo...
view the full question and answer

Hummingbird plants and Indian Hawthorn
May 13, 2008 - I live in The Woodlands in a new section of homes. I planted some hummingbird plants in full sun and they did ok last year for 4 months, then lost all their leaves and died when the winter came. At ...
view the full question and answer

Smarty Plants's Facebook profile Support the Wildflower Center by Donating Online or Becoming a Member today.

Mr. Smarty Plants wants you to be his Facebook friend. Click the Facebook icon to add yourself to Mr. Smarty Plants list of friends.
E-NEWSLETTER | BECOME A MEMBER | DONATE NOW | MEDIA | SITEMAP
© 2014 Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center