At first glance it looks like a [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banana]banana plant[/url]. Then the next thing to come to mind is a [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loquat]loquat[/url]. Finally, it brings to mind a [url=https://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/interiorscape/Brassaia_actinophylla.html]schefflera[/url], although it only has 1 leaf per 'unit'.
Could be a 'Banana Shrub' (Michelia figo), but the unfurling leaf (you're right, Lorax) leads me to believe it's more likely of the Araceae family, possibly the Arisaema genus.
"Our elders instruct us to always walk upon Mother Earth with respect, gentleness, and with thankful hearts. We must never deviate from the fundamental precept of stewardship, or we will be capable of causing great harm."