Houseplants forum: What plant is this?

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Name: John Moralles
(Zone 10b)
JohnMoralles15
Sep 13, 2019 8:14 AM CST
I would throw fruits such as oranges and apples in the pot to provide compost for the soil of this pot and one day this plant started growing and I'm not sure what plant it is. Any assistance is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Name: Sally
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sallyg
Sep 13, 2019 8:31 AM CST
Not an orange, and as I think I see opposite leaves, not an apple either...
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Name: Lin Vosbury
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plantladylin
Sep 13, 2019 8:41 AM CST
The photo doesn't enlarge so I can't tell if leaf arrangement is opposite or alternate along the stem. Has this potted tree been located outside where possibly seeds have dropped from a tree in the vicinity? Something about it reminds me of Ficus but it could be something else entirely. It's really difficult to tell without a larger picture.
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Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Sep 13, 2019 8:54 AM CST
Well, disregard my comment about reminding me of Ficus. With those long leaf petioles, I doubt it'd any type of Ficus.

You show your zone as 10b, is that 10b Florida or somewhere else?


Some species of Brachychiton (Bottle Tree) have long leaf petioles.
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Name: Will Creed
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WillC
Sep 13, 2019 11:33 AM CST
Can you post a larger photo that is also a bit closer?
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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Sep 13, 2019 11:56 AM CST
I love your new profile pic, Lin! You must have been a redhead like me.
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Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Sep 13, 2019 12:41 PM CST
@plantmanager Karen, I've always been a blonde and I'm still a blonde at 71 ... it just comes from a bottle now. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing I do have a lot of natural red pigment in my hair though, my mom used to say the red came from my Irish ancestors. Smiling
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Name: Kurt
Woodbridge , Va (Zone 7a)
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krobra
Sep 13, 2019 12:57 PM CST
an enlarged screen grab

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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Sep 13, 2019 12:57 PM CST
I said that because my red has faded to almost the same color as yours and you are fair skinned.

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Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Sep 13, 2019 1:16 PM CST
I still can't tell if the leaves are opposite or alternate. but another one that the leaf shape reminds me of is Florida Anise (Illicium floridanum)
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Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Sep 13, 2019 2:32 PM CST
It is hard to tell, but I'm guessing they are opposite.
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Name: Sally
central Maryland
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sallyg
Sep 13, 2019 4:05 PM CST
Illicium doesn't seem a likely random volunteer in Woodbridge Virginia Smiling
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Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Sep 13, 2019 4:12 PM CST
sallyg said:Illicium doesn't seem a likely random volunteer in Woodbridge Virginia Smiling

The original poster is listed as zone 10b Green Grin!

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Name: John Moralles
(Zone 10b)
JohnMoralles15
Sep 13, 2019 4:14 PM CST
yes, im in zone10b in South Florida
Name: John Moralles
(Zone 10b)
JohnMoralles15
Sep 13, 2019 4:16 PM CST

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Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
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Composter Region: Mid-Atlantic Native Plants and Wildflowers Organic Gardener Region: United States of America Dog Lover
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sallyg
Sep 13, 2019 4:16 PM CST
ACK! Huge apologies! Now it makes sense! I only looked back to the last picture! *Blush* Whistling Big Grin
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Name: John Moralles
(Zone 10b)
JohnMoralles15
Sep 13, 2019 4:17 PM CST
yes, the stems grow in pairs of 2 leaves, in opposite direction.
Name: John Moralles
(Zone 10b)
JohnMoralles15
Sep 14, 2019 6:55 AM CST
So is the plant confirmed to be a ( Florida Anise/ Illicium floridanum). Also what would be a better way of taking the picture so that it may be better identified?
Name: Will Creed
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WillC
Sep 14, 2019 9:02 AM CST
It looks a bit like a Schefflera, but it is hard to tell. Can you post a photo that shows the lower part of the stem?
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