Mystery House Plant
I'm up visiting a friend in Washington State helping her clean her house in preparation for moving. She has a rather pathetic looking houseplant that she has had for years (which in and of itself is a miracle, she is the first to admit she has black thumbs), that is not surprisingly looking rather sad. I'm guessing it desperately needs repotting, some new soil and fertilizer and possibly some pruning, but I know some houseplants don't like these things or like them done a certain way. I tried looking online for it's identity, but haven't been able to find anything as to what it is. I would like to know what it is so I can care for it best and hopefully perk it back up for her.
It's about 5 feet tall, on somewhat woody stalks (the older growth trunk and branches are brown/barky looking, though I haven't cut it to see how fiberous it is.) with large (6-7 inches long and almost as wide) very round with a slight spade shape leaves that are a very dark green with visible veins.
Thanks so much for any help with identification and care tips.
Here is a link that might be useful: Mystery plant photos