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Aug 16, 2015 8:35 AM CST

I rescue discarded plants sometimes. This thing is in a 12" pot. It has a woody trunk about 4" high. There are woody roots or suckers coming out of the trunk above ground. It has long celery like stems that end in one large leaf which is irregular and seem to have a slight curl on each arm of the leaf.
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Aug 16, 2015 8:39 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Hi barkce Welcome! to All Things Plants!

Can you possibly take a photo of your plant to upload here? It's probably going to be impossible to give an exact ID without seeing the plants characteristics. If you can, try to take a photo of the entire plant from a little distance and a photo of the leaves. I can't even venture a guess with just the description but hopefully others will pop in with suggestions.
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Aug 16, 2015 8:45 AM CST

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Aug 16, 2015 9:02 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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The following are just a few suggestions based on the description you've given but it really could be one of thousands of plants. If you get a chance in the next few days to post a photo or two I'm almost certain we can figure out exactly what plant you have.

Castor Beans (Ricinus communis) also has the common name of Caster Oil Plant.
Tree Philodendron (Thaumatophyllum bipinnatifidum) and many other Philo's have aerial roots.
Weeping Fig (Ficus benjamina) can also have aerial roots.
Ming Aralia (Polyscias fruticosa) has celery looking leaves.
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Aug 17, 2015 6:59 AM CST

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Aug 17, 2015 5:48 PM CST
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Aug 17, 2015 6:11 PM CST

Thank you eclayne. That's what it is. The photo you showed was out of doors. I'm in west Central Fl. Should I repot, or maybe put her in the ground?
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Aug 17, 2015 6:51 PM CST
Name: Carol
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My guess would be P. Xanadu.
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Aug 17, 2015 7:16 PM CST
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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Here's Thaumatophyllum xanadu for comparison. I see @plantladylin grows both.
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Aug 17, 2015 9:51 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Region: Ukraine Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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I agree with eclayne .... the plant in question looks to be Philodendron bipinnatifidum You should be able to plant it in the ground here in central Fla. I live on the east coast of central Fla. in Daytona Beach and they grow in the ground here. Winters with frosts or a hard freeze will leave them looking pretty pitiful for awhile but if they have a decent layer of mulch to protect the roots, when warm weather returns they will sprout new growth.

Earlier this year we sold the house that we'd owned for 40 years where these were growing. I miss my tree Philo's!
August 2010 ........................................ January 2011 after a frost................ March 2011, starting to look better
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