Identification: Is it an Indigo Ficus? please help

Discussion in 'Indoor and Greenhouse Plants' started by JLund, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. JLund

    JLund Member

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    Hi There. I recently acquired the below plant and I believe it is an indigo ficus based on my online research - can anybody confirm this? Further, I included a photo of the trunk of the plant for some advice. Is it common for so many small trunks to be included in the same pot? Is special attention/care required - I think I need to get a bigger pot. Anyway, I appreciate all advice/comments...I'm very new to this but very excited.

    Thanks!

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  2. JLund

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    looks like I had some problems with the links...try again.

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  3. saltcedar

    saltcedar Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Perhaps you mean Indian Fig, though I think that's another species? Yours is Ficus benjamina.

    HTH
    Chris
     
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    Thanks Chris! I actually read on the website linked below that there are new 'versions' of ficus benjamina which are being introduced widely as improved ficus which hold their leaves better. I just became interested in indoor gardening within the past month, so I have no clue if the information I found is from a valid source...?

    http://www.plant-care.com/ficus-new-varieties.html

    Anyway...thank you for your help.

    -Jess
     
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    saltcedar Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Interesting, I hadn't seen those cultivars before.
    Still yours doesn't look all that different from a typical F. benjamina.
    If someone else has more info' they'll likely jump in to set things straight.

    Regards
    Chris
     

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