What type of plant is this?

Need to know what this is and how to care for it
q what type of plant is this , gardening, plant id
  12 answers
  • Rosemary Mason Rosemary Mason on Jul 24, 2016
    It looks like an Aloe.
  • Janet Janet on Jul 24, 2016
    I think it's in the Aloe family and I'm thinking it's some sort of succulent though. Kind of neat :)
  • Nancy Nesbitt Nancy Nesbitt on Jul 24, 2016
    If possible, show us the leaf and whole plant - not just the flower.
  • DORLIS DORLIS on Jul 24, 2016
    That would really help! How tall is it? From the flower, it could be cardinal flower, red penstemen.
  • Shirlee m Shirlee m on Jul 24, 2016
    Cardinal flower. Lobelia cardinalis. Moist soil, part shade. Perennial. Will reseed itself.
  • Lisa Falkenthal Lisa Falkenthal on Jul 25, 2016
    I agree with Shirlee m, looks like Lobelia to me.
  • Bernadette Staal Bernadette Staal on Jul 25, 2016
    The picture is not clear enough but from the little I can see the leaves appear to be from the Aloe Vera family.
  • Judy Judy on Jul 26, 2016
    yes Cardinal flower
  • Connie Damstra Allbright Connie Damstra Allbright on Jul 26, 2016
    Lobelia cardinalis....Cardinal flower. Prefers full sun, keep it moderately moist until well established.
  • Mary Mary on Jul 28, 2016
    I have several Cardinal Lobelia my does not look like that at the tip and they love the morning sun, it cold be a part of the lobelia family though.
  • Anganetta Dover Anganetta Dover on Jul 29, 2016
    I looked closer at the plant and it looks more like a Cardinal Plant! Amaranthus caudatus is a species of annual flowering plant. It goes by common names such as love-lies-bleeding,[2] pendant amaranth,[citation needed] tassel flower,[2] velvet flower,[2] foxtail amaranth,[2] and quilete.[citation needed] Many parts of the plants, including the leaves and seeds, are edible, and are frequently used as a source of food in India and South America – where it is the most important Andean species of Amaranthus, known as kiwicha. (see also Amaranth seed and Andean ancient plants) This species, as with many other of the amaranths, are originally from the American tropics. The exact origin is unknown, as A. caudatus is believed to be a wild Amaranthus hybridus aggregate. The red color of the inflorescences is due to a high content of betacyanins, as in the related species known as "Hopi red dye" amaranth. Ornamental garden varieties sold under the latter name are either Amaranthus cruentus or a hybrid between A. cruentus and A. powelli. In indigenous agriculture, A. cruentus is the Central American counterpart to South American A. caudates.
  • Mary Mary on Jul 29, 2016
    Look up the Lobelia, Great Blue the plant looks like that one although it is in the Lobelia family.