At first there was much less of the heart-shaped leaves and more bamboo leaves but the bamboo mostly died off and the heart-shaped leaves mostly took over the pot.

I was under the impression that it was part of the bamboo plant at first but I don't think that is the case as it started to propagate on it's own and is producing what appear to be seed pods.

There may be more than 1 other plant in here also as seen in the first and third picture.

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    I see more plants than you mentioned: Picture 1: bamboo, wood sorrel and something with dark green, slightly "hairy" oval leaves, picture 2: b., w.s. and something with compound leaves (three on a stem) plus some seedlings, picture 3: b., w.s. and something lanceolate.
    – Stephie
    Jan 5, 2015 at 15:05
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    The lanceolate leaves are actually bamboo - if you want to keep the bamboo, suggest you turn it all out of the pot, extract the invading 'weed' plants and repot the bamboo on its own.
    – Bamboo
    Jan 5, 2015 at 15:32
  • @Bamboo That, or simply remove the weeds with their roots.
    – J. Musser
    Jan 5, 2015 at 23:04
  • @J. Musser - looks like it needs a bigger pot anyway though, or at least more root room, and where there's one weed coming through, hundreds wait in the wings...!
    – Bamboo
    Jan 6, 2015 at 11:35

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One, I can identify:
The one with the three heart-shaped leaves is some kind of oxalis (wood sorrel).

For the last one I'll venture a wild guess:
Perhaps some kind of epilobium (willowherb) - looks a lot like the weeds I pluck from my yard (but that's in Germany...)? But it's rather small and not too distinct.

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