Return to the Fig Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Is this a ficus?

Posted by naturluver 8 (My Page) on
Tue, Sep 10, 13 at 17:22

Having a hard time identifying this plant :/

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Is this a ficus?

I can't say for sure but it looks like an Avocado tree.

Look here,

RE: Is this a ficus?

Definitely not a fig tree!

RE: Is this a ficus?

Not a avocado tree. Many people have said it looks like a type of ficus. Just trying to figure out what it is so that I know how to care for it :/

RE: Is this a ficus?

Ficus elastica, or better known as Rubber Tree plant. One of the many ornamental ficus cultivars. Commonly grown as an indoor plant. In my area, in the ground (as many ornamental ficus cultivars can do), it can get HUGE. Doubtful it would survive outdoors in zone 8, they cannot tolerate freezing temps, think they're found in zones 9b and upward.

Patty S.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Fig Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here