Identification: What houseplant is this?

Discussion in 'Indoor and Greenhouse Plants' started by Clover, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. Clover

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    I imagine this is a palm of some sort, but what kind? Also as you can see it's far too big for the room. How do i safely trim it back to half its size?Thx
     

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    It looks like some sort of a fig.
     
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    That's it.

    You can prune any Ficus spp. to almost the ground and it will still come back.

    I'd wait until late winter, then use sharp cutting tools to cut the stems to at least a hands width below where you want the plant's final shape to be. Expect there to be some latex or white sticky sap that will bleed from the cut edges, so cover the floor and anything beneath the trimmed branches.

    If you want to root the trimmings, you could do that, too.
     

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