Angela A
Angela A
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  • Lula, GA
Asked on Jul 13, 2012

Can someone identify this plant for me?

Shirley Manring FannJeanVeronica tucker
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I split this from my mom's plant when I potted hers up to a larger pot for her last year but she doesn't know the name of it either. Does anyone know what it is? It's a houseplant, and it's doing well. I water it once a week, keep it in front of a window, give it osmocote fertilizer.....
outdoor plant
outdoor plant
small indoor plant
small indoor plant
29 answers
  • Debbi C
    on Jul 13, 2012

    Appears to be a type of Philodendron.

  • Becky H
    on Jul 13, 2012

    A split leaf philodendron would be my best guess.

  • Becky H
    on Jul 13, 2012

    BTW, when planted in the yard (in Fla.), they get huge.

  • Sharron W
    on Jul 13, 2012

    @Becky H. That's exactly what it is....

  • Angela A
    on Jul 13, 2012

    awesome! thanks!

  • Sherry L
    on Jul 13, 2012

    Can I plant them in shade? I have an area that gets very little sun.

  • Becky H
    on Jul 13, 2012

    Sherry L. they prefer shade or part sun. I've found if planted in "part sun", morning sun is better.

  • Angela A
    on Jul 13, 2012

    I just added a second picture of another plant I have outdoors that I have actually had for several years now...are you telling me, they are the same plant?? lol just one is smaller/younger??

  • Becky H
    on Jul 13, 2012

    They do look similar. Keep in mind, there are different types of split leaf philodendrons. The 2nd pic. looks like the leaves ruffle a little at the edges and the lobes look a bit deeper. For sure they're in the same family.

  • Angela A
    on Jul 14, 2012

    ok...well, good to know! thanks Becky!! ;-)

  • Sherrie S
    on Jul 14, 2012

    Angela, I have the second pic (looks dfferent than the first) and it has been here for years & likes the shade. In winter it looked bad but is it again over 5' high. Lovely, tropical looking plant and in Florida it comes back every year.

  • Angela A
    on Jul 14, 2012

    I do have to bring mine inside every year, thats why I havent planted it in the ground. I need to pot it up bc I didnt last year. maybe I'll try a piece of it in the ground and see if mulching it over will allow it to winter over in GA. Thanks!!

  • Becky H
    on Jul 14, 2012

    I have had 2 of these planted in my yard for years. They got to be 8' tall. Several severe winters knocked them completely to the roots, but those suckers came right back in the spring. Now, we've never had enough snow here to test that, but we have had temps. in the 20's, and they survived those. It's just as well the cold knocked them back to the roots, because here in Fla. (planted in the ground), they go nuts w/growth.

  • Sharron W
    on Jul 14, 2012

    @Angela Maybe in an area sheltered from the worst of the cld, like a corner next to your porch...something like that....I've actually had snapdragons that were in bloom with snow on them...early december I was out and saw the blossoms and said, hey it's winter what are YOU doing up? LOL but the were on the front porch which has a brick facade to protect from most of the wind, but no roof...so maybe those will make it...

  • Sharron W
    on Jul 14, 2012

    oh now my FIL had that second plant in the ground behind his house and like elephant ears it died to the ground in the winter and came back every spring...LATE spring but it came back....

  • Angela A
    on Jul 14, 2012

    I did just plant a shade garden, I think I will add it to it! Where I keep it now in the planter, is a shaded area and it does great...it does have an area that is blocked by other shrubs quite well so maybe in that area it would do well, but again I could cover it, I have some sago palms I planted this year I will need to cover as well so no biggie....

  • Andrea R
    on Jul 14, 2012

    It is a Selloum Philodendron. Tropical in nature, Makes a great house/office plant in colder areas.

  • Kathryn W
    on Jul 14, 2012

    I had a spider plant that go t planted outside tt die every winter and come back in thespring but the flowerbed got too full tis spring and couldnt grow so it died

  • Kathryn W
    on Jul 14, 2012

    I have roots showing !Should I cover them with top sil or leave them shwing out of the soil?

  • Sharron W
    on Jul 14, 2012

    I would certainly cover them....Kathryn...

  • Angela A
    on Jul 14, 2012

    cover....exposed roots are never good for the plant...

  • Sherrie S
    on Jul 14, 2012

    Kathryn W, a Spider plant is different than the Philodendron so you should post a new question to get more information about your spider plant. I have spider plants and they are very pretty.

  • G T
    on Jul 15, 2012

    looks like the split leaf philadondren I replanted form a pot to my patio.Some froze off,but returned in the spring.Hope this helps. G

  • Bernice J
    on Jul 15, 2012

    split Leaf Philodendron ...

  • Stephanie C
    on Jul 15, 2012

    That is it a split leaf philodendron.

  • Kathryn W
    on Jul 31, 2012

    I found my spider p lant ! I found it underthe Blackberry bush!

  • Veronica tucker
    on May 25, 2016

    All Wrong--It is a Philodendron"Selloum"--I ve been growing them for years--great indoor and outdoor summer houseplant.Easy!

  • Jean
    on Jul 21, 2016

    It is a schflerra.

  • Shirley Manring Fann
    on Aug 11, 2016

    Couldn't find where to comment Your plant is a split leaf philadendrum (not sure of the spelling on the last word..Google the whole name and you will get more info...osomocoat is a great fertilizer!

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