This is a plant I got in Tokyo Japan back in July 2004. I got it in a little plant shop in an underground (Literally) shopping center. For the past 2 years I've been trying to find out what it is. This is what it looked like about 2 weeks after I got it. Now itís in a much larger pot and is about as tall as a 6 year old. This is what it looks like now [link]
What also boggles and concerns me is that every fall/winter, when it gets colder, the thing seemingly starts to die. The first time I freaked out and tried putting hot water bottles around it. Not smart. The next year I bought a special plant lamp for it and it seemed to do a little better. The reason it doesn't die is because another little shoot pops out of the bottom(The bottom being the spot where that smaller sprout is) and proceeds to grow while the current one withers and dies. I don't know if this is because of the weather or if its a natural thing. The woman at the shop told me (Via doodle: [link]
) that it needed to be indoors, in sunlight and always well watered.