Identification: Hi can anyone help me identify this plant

Discussion in 'Indoor and Greenhouse Plants' started by Demoncar, Sep 8, 2003.

  1. Demoncar

    Demoncar Member

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    Hi can anyone help me identify this plant leaf. The plant the leaf belongs to was given to me as a suppossed indoor plant. It has a bark that kinda looks like the skin of a pineapple about 1 1/2" in diameter. It looks tropical. The previous owner told me it was an elephant plant but when I looked that up it was far from it. HELP! Please see the attachment.

    Thanks in advance

    Archie
     

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  2. Douglas Justice

    Douglas Justice Active Member UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society 10 Years

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    Your plant looks very much like Philodendron bipinnatifidum, more commonly known as P. selloum. It is a tropical plant and a common indoor plant. One of its common names is elephant ear philodendron. Here's a link to another photograph.
     

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