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Is this a michelia ?

Posted by naturluver 8 (My Page) on
Sun, Sep 8, 13 at 12:34

This plant just started growing in my garden about 8 months or so ago. When I noticed it it was about 5inches so I potted it. I've been trying to identify it for some time now, I think it looks like a michelia. Help is appreciated!!

KK


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RE: Is this a michelia ?

  • Posted by Tolip Tropical (My Page) on
    Sun, Sep 8, 13 at 20:50

Do new leaves emerge with a covering shield?


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Hope you can see it in the pic.


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RE: Is this a michelia ?

  • Posted by Tolip Tropical (My Page) on
    Mon, Sep 9, 13 at 22:39

I can only say at this point that it is a possibility. The leaves look a little different though. Michelia leaves have V-pointed tips. Yours are a little curved before the tip.

The other plant that have shields covering new leaves are those that belong to the ficus family.

In any case, a seedling will take years before it flowers. And that's only if it's planted on the ground and allowed to grow huge.

But you can use it for as a root stock for grafting new plants on.


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RE: Is this a michelia ?

  • Posted by Tolip Tropical (My Page) on
    Mon, Sep 9, 13 at 23:17

You can search on ficus.

I picked one out

This is a ficus septica

This post was edited by Tolip on Mon, Sep 9, 13 at 23:24


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RE: Is this a michelia ?

Thank you


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RE: Is this a michelia ?

It sorta resembles the michelia maudiae I have.

But if it really is a ficus, it should bleed a milky sap/latex if you cut a leaf.


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RE: Is this a michelia ?

Here's my michelia maudiae leaves


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RE: Is this a michelia ?

I pinched off a leaf from the stock and it did have a white substance. It resembles several plants ....ugh...Just want to know what it is :/


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