Help Me Please?

@webeishere (36377)
United States
March 8, 2009 5:40pm CST
This photo is of a house plant I have that I love a lot. I've had it a few years and still have no idea what the name of it is. It is like an ivy sort of. The stems grow downward with the same type of leaf growth but in an upward motion like a standing plant not an ivy. It also has root like appendages on these extended growths/shoots etc. Can you tell me the name/variety/species of this plant please? Do you have any unidentified houseplants in your house/apartment? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@pyewacket (43962)
• United States
8 Mar 09
tyc415 kind of beat me to it....that's one of many types of elephant ear plants also known as Angel Wings. Here's a page all about them including photos http://www.flowers.vg/flowers/elephantears.htm You need to be careful with that plant as it's considered one of many that is toxic to pets..Here's a long listing of plants that are toxic to pets http://www.sniksnak.com/plants-toxic.html {NOT referral links but links about plants}
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
8 Mar 09
An elephnat eared philodendron then maybe? Thanks also. My dog, Buster, doesn't go near the houseplants. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@pyewacket (43962)
• United States
9 Mar 09
Thanks ever for the br GRANDPA BOB
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@mysdianait (64082)
• Italy
8 Mar 09
Looks to me like it belongs to the Philodendron family. http://www.denverplants.com/foliage/html/philo_ppr.htm If not it's something very similar.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
8 Mar 09
Thanks bunches. Seems it does belong to the philodendron family. Greatly appreciated. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@mysdianait (64082)
• Italy
8 Mar 09
Happy to help!
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@Feona1962 (7529)
• United States
8 Mar 09
Plant - Plant in my house...I don't know the name of...
Hi Grampa Bob.. I do believe this is the same plant as yours...unfortunately I don't know the name of it either...I got it from my neighbors....It seems to be a very hardy plant...
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
9 Mar 09
Mine is very hardy as well. It is the same as your photo as well. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
8 Mar 09
My mother used to have one of those plants and I can't think of what it is called. It looks sort of like it would be in the elephant ear type of plant. I know my mother's was very pretty just like yours. Unless they have the little name tag on them I don't know what they are. haha
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
8 Mar 09
The leaves turn a dark green with a lot of sunshine. They turn pinkish in low sunshine area as well. Thanks also. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@BarBaraPrz (18029)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
9 Mar 09
It's in the same family as philodendrons, diefenbachias, peace lilies... common names for your plant are elphant ear, arrowhead or goosefoot plant. So, everybody's right, and you can call it anything you want. (Personally, I like to call unidentified things Fred.)
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
9 Mar 09
Ahhh I have heard the one "arrowhead". Thanks bunches also. This is my "Fred". HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@mummymo (23709)
9 Mar 09
Had to look this up AGB as I am not great with plants of any sort! My Gran has something similar and this is the type of plant she has - bu thers look more like yours than the picture in the link does - so maybe it is a specific type of phile whatever it is! lol http://www.gflora.com/index.php?cmd=genus_body&genus_id=46 Could well be wrong though as I am not that green fingered! lol xxx
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
9 Mar 09
Looks very similiar to this one. Thanks. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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8 Mar 09
Hi GRANDPA BOB, It looks like a specie of a lilly family, so yes I think it is a lilly plant, but I'm not a expert, the leaves looks like a lilly leaves. Tamara
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
9 Mar 09
It seems to belong to the Philidendron family actually from the links others added. Thanks bunches as well. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• United States
11 Mar 09
we always called that elephant ear. my mom used to have a huge one in our dining room.
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
11 Mar 09
Hi Grandpa Bob! Sorry dear friend, can't help you on that. We do have a lot of plants and most of which I really don't know the name. LOL! I usually ask my husband which one is which. I know all the orchids and all our flowering plants but not with the other type of plants. Take care and blessings to you! lovelots..faith
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@GardenGerty (92387)
• Marion, Kansas
28 Mar 09
Oh, boy!!! I love questions like this, and once I am out of my e mail, I will rush over and look at the pictures. Since this question is three weeks old, I am sure you will already know, but I love to test myself. I have lots of reference books about plants.