Plant ID forum: name of this houseplant?

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Name: Kyla
Richmond, VA (Zone 6b)
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kylaluaz
Dec 14, 2015 4:16 PM CST
This was, I believe,intended as a bonsai. It lived in a jar that was so tight I had to break it to get the little tree out (so I could repot it.)

The bulbous base doesn't show extremely well in the photos, but it is quite round and large compared to the stem(s).

The leaves look like ficus of some kind? (There is a little rubbertree ficus elastica sprout coming out near the base but it is a volunteer seedling from a large plant that was close by to this one for a long time.)

Anyone know this plant? I feel sure I have seen pictures of similar bulbous-based tree-like houseplants but can't think of where.


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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Dec 14, 2015 4:50 PM CST
GINSENG FICUS (Ficus Retusa)?

http://www.bonsaiboy.com/catalog/ginsengcare.html

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=ginseng+ficus+bonsai+tree&...
Name: Kyla
Richmond, VA (Zone 6b)
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kylaluaz
Dec 14, 2015 7:59 PM CST
I believe you've got it! Thanks so much. And that first link is most helpful. I'm glad I repotted it, and I have it in an East window for the moment. Much appreciated!
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Dec 15, 2015 5:05 AM CST
I tip my hat to you.

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