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jmorth
Dec 7, 2016 8:16 PM CST
Wife and myself visited my sister in another small town the next county over. We stopped at the only grocery store there to get milk. While DW inside I noticed a Landrymat next door; therein residing were some gigantic houseplants. Sign said open till 8pm so I took the camera inside to photograph these behemoths.
Thumb of 2016-12-08/jmorth/924a62 Split leaf philodendron or Swiss Cheese Plant?


Thumb of 2016-12-08/jmorth/9837d4 cactus w/ leaves? and Fig Tree?


Scheflera?


Thumb of 2016-12-08/jmorth/77f763 Thumb of 2016-12-08/jmorth/08a9f7 Norfolk Is Pine


Dieffenbachia


Appreciate any help with who they are, put my best guess up there.





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Name: Carter Mayer
Houston, TX (Zone 9b)
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Carter
Dec 7, 2016 9:18 PM CST
First 2 are Monstera deliciosa. 3rd & 4th pics are Euphorbia trigona, Candelabra Tree (I think). 3rd also has Ficus benjamina. The rest you have correctly identified yourself! Thumbs up

(Edited to list the correct Euphorbia species. I agree with Lin. Smiling )
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Dec 7, 2016 9:22 PM CST
#1 & #2 Split-leaf Philodendron (Monstera deliciosa)

#3 Weeping Fig (Ficus benjamina)

#4 (also background in photo #3) African Milk Tree (Euphorbia trigona)

#5 Yes, possibly Dwarf Umbrella Tree (Schefflera arboricola)

#6 I agree, Juvenile Norfolk Island Pine (Araucaria heterophylla)

#7 I agree, Dieffenbachias (Dieffenbachia)
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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
Dec 7, 2016 9:23 PM CST
Forgot to say ... WOW, some really nice plants in that laundromat!
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jmorth
Dec 7, 2016 10:47 PM CST
There is a lot of open window space there, open to east and south.
Town is small, only home to maybe 1500 and when you add it's twin city of Bulpitt you get a total population of 1722!

I. too was much impressed.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Dec 8, 2016 7:08 AM CST
All laundromats should take lessons from the owners of the one in that little village! I haven't visited a laundromat since the late 60's when my husband was in the military and we lived in an apartment without a washer/dryer. The laundromat we went to was old, cold and dirty. I didn't much like laundry day but if the place had lots of great looking plants like those in your photos, it sure would have made visiting the laundromat more enjoyable! Green Grin!
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Name: Sally
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sallyg
Dec 8, 2016 8:24 AM CST
Wow! nice to see, thanks for sharing.
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WillC
Dec 10, 2016 5:26 PM CST
I am quite sure that the plant identified as Monstera is a Philodendron selloum.
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jmorth
Dec 10, 2016 5:47 PM CST
Looks quite similar; how would one tell the difference?
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Dec 10, 2016 6:58 PM CST
According to our database and The Catologue of Life, Philodendron selloum is a synonym for Tree Philodendron (Philodendron bipinnatifidum)

From the CoL page:
Philodendron selloum K.Koch - Species synonym for Philodendron bipinnatifidum Schott ex Endl.

Philodendron selloum var. lundii (Warm.) Engl.- Infraspecific taxon - synonym for Philodendron lundii Warm.
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Name: Carter Mayer
Houston, TX (Zone 9b)
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Carter
Dec 10, 2016 9:09 PM CST
The first plant is definitely not Philo. selloum (aka Philo. bipinnatifidum), and is Monstera deliciosa. While they can superficially resemble each other, they are pretty easy to tell apart. Among other differences, Philo. selloum has deeply lobed leaves where the lobes tend to end either rounded or somewhat pointed, while the lobes of Monstera deliciosa leaves tend to be more squared off as if the outer edge of each lobe is in line with the lobes before and after it as if overall it is one continuous leaf edge (hope that makes sense). Plus, Philo. selloum does not develop the interior leaf perforations that are evident on more mature Monstera leaves.

I've grown both for quite a long time now (M. deliciosa is one of my all time favorite plants) and they are fairly simple to distinguish from one another once you are familiar with each of them.
Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
Dec 10, 2016 9:14 PM CST
For comparison to show the difference:
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Name: 'CareBear'

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Stush2019
Dec 13, 2016 4:42 PM CST
I have seen those Tree Philodendron (Philodendron bipinnatifidum) grow so large to eat a house. The trunk looks like a giant snake and some say they rap around a house. I know it's false and due to growing conditions when there is a light source and not able to more about after it's grown but don't argue with the locals. Myself I love the cult Philodendron 'Golden Xanadu'. Same blood line but stays much smaller.

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central Illinois
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jmorth
Dec 13, 2016 7:59 PM CST
check this one out
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Name: 'CareBear'

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Stush2019
Dec 14, 2016 4:01 PM CST
Exactly what I'm talking about. Does look like it could move like a snake!

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