Tropicals forum: Please help me ID this plant :)

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twistedted
May 12, 2014 1:31 PM CST
Hi,
I ran into this amazing plant a couple weeks ago out in San Diego. For the life of me I can not figure out what it is and its driving me nuts. I would love to have one of these mixed in with my landscape but do not know what it is. Can someone please help.
Thanks


Name: Tara
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terrafirma
May 12, 2014 1:38 PM CST
Welcome! twistedted!
This looks to be Ficus elastica, and a beautiful one at that!

http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=Ficus+elastica&bu...
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twistedted
May 12, 2014 1:51 PM CST
OMG you figured it out! thank you so much! Now its time for me to have some fun tracking down this plant and purchasing it :). Thank You!
Name: Tara
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terrafirma
May 12, 2014 1:52 PM CST
I tip my hat to you. glad to help! They're very easy to find...A most common house plant! Good luck on your quest!
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Dutchlady1
May 12, 2014 3:54 PM CST
In our part of the world that would 'be careful what you wish for', they become HUGE!
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purpleinopp
May 13, 2014 7:25 AM CST
Whoops, there goes another rubber tree!
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drdawg
May 13, 2014 9:36 AM CST
Winter would kill them off here, well, winters like we had this year. I lost over a dozen of them (all potted) simply because I had no room (and did not want to make the effort *Blush* ) in my greenhouse. I have never seen one actually growing in the ground in the south, other than central and south FL and southern CA. They may be growing in the ground in protected areas though. They are called a "Tree" for a reason and do get huge in tropical and sub-tropical areas.
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