What is the name of this plant?

I was told the name once but don't remember. AND, what should I do about the bent-over part? It's been that way for maybe 3 or more weeks and the green part on the end hasn't died, but the stem at the bend is softer than it should be. Can/should I cut off the bent-over part and repot it? And if so, what's the best way to do that to make sure it lives? Any special soil, etc? And, if so, how much of the stem should I leave to put into the new mixture?
q what is the name of this plant i was told the name once, gardening
q what is the name of this plant i was told the name once, gardening
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  • Swan Road Designs Swan Road Designs on Aug 31, 2015
    Looks a lot like a Hawaiian Ti plant. You might want to Google information about it.
  • Cheryl Littlejohn Cheryl Littlejohn on Aug 31, 2015
    Maybe a bromeliad
  • Donna Donna on Sep 01, 2015
    Corn plant
  • Olive Goold Olive Goold on Sep 01, 2015
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Sep 01, 2015
    This looks like yucca.Cut the bent stem until most of the soft wood is gone, Repot the piece in a dryer mixture soil. It appears to be rotting but you may be able to save it. The mother plant looks like it needs to be repotted as well. Do not over water.Yucca has dense thick leaves which retain the water just like all succulents.
  • Mars Mars on Sep 01, 2015
    that is not a Yucca.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Sep 01, 2015
    mars then what is it.
  • Susie Susie on Sep 01, 2015
    Donna is correct - corn plant or Dracena fragrasans. They can also be variegated. They almost always have some leaves that bend - nothing to worry about.
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    • Louise Louise on Sep 01, 2015
      @Susie It's been on my deck all summer and we've had a good bit of rain. Maybe that's why the stem fell over. When I have to bring it inside for the winter, I'm going to find it a new home. Last yr my cats enjoyed chewing on it and I think it's toxic to cats.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Sep 01, 2015
    Yucca plants are from the same family as corn plants and dracenas. So they all resemble one another.
  • Susan Susan on Sep 01, 2015
    Definitely Dracena. You can just cut off the bendy part and it will re-root. But they do usually have curvy stems because they keep growing and, as they grow, they drop the oldest leaves. I have seen them with leafy stems, but if they have less than perfect growing conditions you will end up with long, curvy stems. I usually cut them off, trim the length to about 3 inches of bare stem and repot. These are really versatile plants and fun to experiment with.
  • Bonnie LeBlanc Bonnie LeBlanc on Sep 03, 2015
    Fairly certain it's a dracena. But if you google dracena you'll see there are different varieties that exist.
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