What plant is this? - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by Startalways
September 10, 2017
Could anyone tell me what plant this?

Can I keep it in a windowless office with at least eight hours of artificial light a day?

Do you think $75 is a fair price for it?
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL @--`--,----- 🌹 (Zone 8b)
Answer from purpleinopp
September 11, 2017
Compare to Ficus 'Alii'
Banana-Leaf Ficus (Ficus maclellandii 'Alii')

Fair price = the going rate in your area for a comparable specimen. Once ID'd, you should be able to determine that easily, and the range of conditions it could tolerate.

Name: Will Creed
Prof. plant consultant & educator
Answer from WillC
September 15, 2017
That is the going price for F. Alii in the Plant Market on 28th Street. Unfortunately, It will not survive under artificial light alone. It will need to be quite close to a moderately sunny window. A Dracaena 'Lisa' will hold up much better in your office. It is more expensive, but a much better value.

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