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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Sep 3, 2014 12:39 PM CST
I have Fiddle Leaf Fig (Ficus lyrata), Rubber Tree (Ficus Elastica), and Narrow Leaf Fig (Ficus maclellandii 'Alii').

FICUS LYRATA

This has been rated the #1 houseplant for three decades. These plants are always showcased in high-end, interior decorating magazines. That being said, many of us will never see one of these magnificent plants for sale. With their huge, fiddle-shaped leaves, dark green color, and vigorous growth, it will remain an extremely popular houseplant.

I have several sizes available, from 12" up to 30". It takes a 36" long box to ship a 30" plant, and that's the largest box I can ship. All my fiddles are growing in 1 gal. pots but ship bare-root to save on shipping costs.

FICUS MACLELLANDII 'ALII'

This plant may be as close to the perfect houseplant as you'll find. Ficus 'Benjamin' drops its leaves constantly and grows leggy. Fiddle leaf ficus, though a grand plant like no other, grows very fast. The 'Alii' has all of the best attributes most of us look for in their houseplants. Unlike the Fiddle Leaf, the 'Alii' grows only approximately 6" per year and unlike the 'Benjamin', the 'Alii' seldom drops leaves and grows more densely. Though the 'Alii' grows best in bright, indirect light, it tolerates less light. It also tolerates neglect and can go periods without water or fertilizer. It can be pruned on a regular basis to not only control its size but also to increase density.

I have plants that are 16" up to 30" and they are growing in 1 gal. pots, well-rooted, multi-branched, and healthy. Like the fiddle leaf, the narrow leaf ships bare-root. These plants travel well.

IF YOU HAVE LIMITED SPACE OR JUST WANT AN EASY-TO-CARE-FOR PLANT, THE 'ALII' IS JUST THE PLANT FOR YOU.

And last but not least, FICUS ELASTICA

The "Rubber Tree" is a long-time favorite, with its easy care, large deep-green with burgundy vein leaves, and lack of leaf drop. The almost waxy leaves will have burgundy coloration when the plant gets a few hours of early morning or very late afternoon sun. This plant grows even when extremely root-bound, in low-light conditions, and shrugs off drought and lack of fertilizing. No green thumb? You can grow this plant!

Contact me via T-Mail if interested in any of these plants.
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Sep 4, 2014 8:36 AM CST
I can attest that all three of these are really great looking plants and can be kept pruned to a desired size for those who want to grow them indoors. For anyone interested in more information, here are links to the database for these three beauties:

Fiddle-leaf Fig (Ficus lyrata)
Banana-leaf Ficus (Ficus maclellandii 'Alii')
Rubber Tree (Ficus elastica 'Burgundy')
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Sep 4, 2014 9:24 AM CST
I agree Thanks, Lin.
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
Sep 4, 2014 10:09 AM CST
Welcome! Ken! You have lovely plants which would make nice additions to anyone's collection.
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Sep 4, 2014 12:30 PM CST
I tip my hat to you. Lin.

I am glad you are posting again. It's a fun thing to do and each of us have experiences and knowledge that other's would find valuable.
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
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If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
Image
drdawg
Sep 5, 2014 9:11 AM CST
drdawg said:I have Fiddle Leaf Fig (Ficus lyrata), Rubber Tree (Ficus Elastica), and Narrow Leaf Fig (Ficus maclellandii 'Alii').

FICUS LYRATA

This has been rated the #1 houseplant for three decades. These plants are always showcased in high-end, interior decorating magazines. That being said, many of us will never see one of these magnificent plants for sale. With their huge, fiddle-shaped leaves, dark green color, and vigorous growth, it will remain an extremely popular houseplant.

I have several sizes available, from 12" up to 30". It takes a 36" long box to ship a 30" plant, and that's the largest box I can ship. All my fiddles are growing in 1 gal. pots but ship bare-root to save on shipping costs.

FICUS MACLELLANDII 'ALII'

This plant may be as close to the perfect houseplant as you'll find. Ficus 'Benjamin' drops its leaves constantly and grows leggy. Fiddle leaf ficus, though a grand plant like no other, grows very fast. The 'Alii' has all of the best attributes most of us look for in their houseplants. Unlike the Fiddle Leaf, the 'Alii' grows only approximately 6" per year and unlike the 'Benjamin', the 'Alii' seldom drops leaves and grows more densely. Though the 'Alii' grows best in bright, indirect light, it tolerates less light. It also tolerates neglect and can go periods without water or fertilizer. It can be pruned on a regular basis to not only control its size but also to increase density.

I have plants that are 16" up to 30" and they are growing in 1 gal. pots, well-rooted, multi-branched, and healthy. Like the fiddle leaf, the narrow leaf ships bare-root. These plants travel well.

IF YOU HAVE LIMITED SPACE OR JUST WANT AN EASY-TO-CARE-FOR PLANT, THE 'ALII' IS JUST THE PLANT FOR YOU.

And last but not least, FICUS ELASTICA

The "Rubber Tree" is a long-time favorite, with its easy care, large deep-green with burgundy vein leaves, and lack of leaf drop. The almost waxy leaves will have burgundy coloration when the plant gets a few hours of early morning or very late afternoon sun. This plant grows even when extremely root-bound, in low-light conditions, and shrugs off drought and lack of fertilizing. No green thumb? You can grow this plant!

Contact me via T-Mail if interested in any of these plants.


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