plantladylin said:The leaves don't look like Money Tree (Pachira aquatica) or any Schefflera that I'm familiar with. The leaves kind of remind me of Rhododendron but I'm not sure.
I have doubts that your leaves will produce roots in water or soil. All I see in the photo are the leaves with petiole (leaf stem) and as Hamwild mentioned, you'd likely need a part of the main plant stem for roots to be produced.
If you can offer more information (shrub, tree, whether your friend has it growing as a houseplant or outdoors in the garden) and upload a few more photos, showing the entire plant, etc. I'm sure someone will be able to identify it and offer growing requirements.
Hamwild said:@calif_sue, can we merge these two threads?