Houseplants forum→Rubber Plant or something else entirely?

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May 12, 2020 8:32 PM CST
I received this plant as a gift about a year ago and I haven't been able to determine what it is. As you can probably see in the pictures, my kids went all Edward Scissorhands on it and it's not in great shape. I've moved it our of their reach and some there's some new growth but I'd like to know the best way to remove some of the damage leaves and spruce it up a bit.

I've had some suggest it is a rubber plant but the leaves seem different from pictures I see. Granted, most of mine are shredded at this point but...


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Name: Kimster Kay
Los Angeles (Zone 10a)
May 12, 2020 11:59 PM CST
It doesn't look like a rubber plant. In my opinion, by looking at the way the new growth is coming in, it looks like some kind of philodendron. I can't tell exactly what.
Name: Di
Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Region: Canadian Dog Lover Birds
May 13, 2020 5:48 AM CST
Looks like an anthurium to me
"There is a crack, a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in." Leonard Cohen
Name: Will Creed
Prof. plant consultant & educator
May 13, 2020 7:53 AM CST
Welcome! Your plant is a type of Philodendron.
Will Creed
Horticultural Help, NYC
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May 13, 2020 11:37 AM CST
Thanks for the feedback, all!

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