Please help me Identify this houseplant :

Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by georgin, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. georgin

    georgin Member

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    I moved it outside in the balcony for 3 days in direct sunlight and the leaves turned yellow burned-like. Now I have moved it back inside but I think it's dying.
    Why is it so sensitive? Anything I can do to rescue it?
    Thanks
     

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  2. Junglekeeper

    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    Looks like Ficus binnendijkii 'Alii', Narrow-leaf Fig.
     
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    Thanks for the fast response
     
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    It's best to put houseplants out the way you'd put seedlings out. Slowly. If possible, in the shade for a day or more. If that's not a possibility put it out on a cloudy day. If it's just blue skies and sunshine, put plants unaccustomed to direct sunlight out the way we used to tan back in the olden days before we knew about skin cancer- a little bit at a time over several days.
    You probably didn't kill the entire ficus but it's going to look bad for a while and you'll likely have to remove dead parts.
     

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