This is a climbing species of philodendron (or Pathos) making its way up an Oak tree. There is significant differentiation in leaf shape as it climbs higher.
This is something you see more commonly in Miami or Hawaii. I still get excited when I run across one in New Orleans.

Junking this up with lights and plastics signs and plastic owls is definitely not tacky. Wouldn’t you love to have this thing dwarfing your house?


Originally published Jan2009