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some help identifying please

Posted by asleep_in_the_garden (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 1, 12 at 4:38

this little cutting is coming along nicely but im not too sure what it is exactly...i know its a ficus of some sort and the initial cutting was taken from a "bonsai" sold at the local grocery. some of the newer leaves seem longer than anything im accustomed to this thing a retusa?
....or maybe something else

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RE: some help identifying please

  • Posted by tapla z5b-6a mid-MI (My Page) on
    Sun, Mar 4, 12 at 23:11

Leaves too lanceolate to be retusa - probably Ficus virens var. 'sublanceolata'.


RE: some help identifying please

this leaf confuses me

i'm not too sure if these pics will help anymore than before but here ya go.

so ya think its a strangler Al?
if thats true i'm excited...i had no idea such things were in cultivation but i shouldn't be so surprised i guess.

RE: some help identifying please

looks like the newer photos weren't much help. :(

RE: some help identifying please

  • Posted by noss Zone 9a Lafayette, L (My Page) on
    Thu, Apr 5, 12 at 0:27

Have patience, asleep. Sometimes it takes time for an answer to appear.

Do you have a garden club near you? If so, you might get in touch with them to see if there is an interest in ficus plants. Have you tried any of the other forums to see if there is any information in one of those? I wish you good luck in finding the answer to what your ficus plant is.

Whatever it may be, it's a pretty little plant and looks healthy to me. :)


RE: some help identifying please

Thanks Noss!

Sorry so late in getting back in here,I had no idea this thread had been touched at all, lol

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