Identification: ID this "bonsai" please

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  1. sudbury

    sudbury Active Member

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    I bought this "bonsai" from Home Depot.

    All of It's leaves fell off a week after I bought it, then It grew two new branches and it seems to be doing fine.

    Any Ideas on the kind of plant/tree it is?

    thanks
     

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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    A species of fig (Ficus), not sure which.
     
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    Are you sure? I googled fig and ficus for pictures and none of the leaves are circular like on my plant.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    There are about 800 species in the genus, with a lot of variation in leaf shape between the different species. The way the new leaves are produced, covered by a pointed sheath (as visible on your second pic), is however very characteristic of all figs, that's how I identified it as one.
     
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    ok thanks a lot !
     

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