Identification: plant id

Discussion in 'Indoor and Greenhouse Plants' started by plantclueless, Feb 15, 2004.

  1. plantclueless

    plantclueless Member

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    I recently purchased a new houseplant at Home Depot and realized when I got it home that it had no identification or care info. Photo hopefully is attached; any info would be appreciated!

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  2. Douglas Justice

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

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    Vancouver, Canada
    This looks to me like a juvenile Philodendron bipinnatifidum (known commonly as tree philodendron and in the trade as P. selloum). It will eventually (given optimal conditions) become very large with broad (>1m), deeply dissected leaves on long (>1m) petioles, baseball bat diameter stems and aerial prop roots. The leaf scars are very attractive (see this link to a Polish University webpage for an interesting close-up, and this link to a commercial site for photos of mature plants and cultural information).

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