Anyone know what this is?

This has grown from a seed in some sanitised mud I brought for my turtles wallow.

No idea what it is.

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  • RubytooRubytoo On the sofa, Southerly aspect.Posts: 1,185
    I quite like those leaves,.
    Are they all as big as your hand?

    It looks like it might be a climber is that is little curly tendrils
    I don't know is that all the leaves ending in a tendril or separate little tendrils?
    The definition of that kind of leaf is cirrhose, ending in a tendril.
    So that might give a clue?

  • The leaves this year have been super big including the tendril they are as long as my hand.

    I'm not sure about it being s climber as it doesn't seem to want cling or wind around to anything itself, but as it's not trying to produce flowers perhaps it takes many years for it to become full grown with all its 'adult' characteristics.

    I thinking that it might be some kind of shrub or even a tree maybe.
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,736
    Not 100% sure and probably wrong ,but maybe one of the Philodendron's ??
  • RubytooRubytoo On the sofa, Southerly aspect.Posts: 1,185
    @Paul B3 I wondered when I had a look, it has a Philodendron-ish look about it.

    mythicalkitten Philodendrons I guess tend to cascade and hang down more than climb sorry for the wonky steer. They are a lot more epiphytic. I had a read about them they are facinating genus, some germinate in trees others or at other stages crawl along until they find something to grow up like a tree trunk. Though they are not like climbers with tendrils.
    I think they are sometimes grown on moss packed poles in homes. Kept moist.

    Good Luck hope you find exactly what he/she is.
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,736
    Rubytoo
    Reading your post , their growth habit resembles that of the epiphytic cacti like Schlumbergera and Rhipsalis etc.
    The picture above looks like the plant is being 'trained' , albeit somewhat torturously against its natural inclinations !
  • Thanks for your help guys I'll read about those plants a bit more.
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 1,491
    mythicalkitten.
    Is this plant in UK ?
    I have a feeling you live else where.
    This plant may be very common in the area you live .
    Doesn't look to be from UK sanitised mud.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • mythicalkitten.
    Is this plant in UK ?
    I have a feeling you live else where.
    This plant may be very common in the area you live .
    Doesn't look to be from UK sanitised mud.
    I live in the UK. Mud could have been imported, I didn't check when I was buying it for my turtle. Didn't think anything was supposed to grow in it 😂
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