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Apr 9, 2020 2:53 PM CST
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Hi there,

Trying to figure out what this plant is. Bought it 3 years ago at a grocery store, but lost the tag for it. Beautiful plants, grows very quickly. I have even tried multiple plant identification apps, and none of them have worked.

Thank you!
Apr 9, 2020 5:26 PM CST
Name: Mone
Chicago between O'Hare & Lake (Zone 6a)
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Might be avocado.
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Apr 9, 2020 5:35 PM CST
Name: John
Pomona/Riverside CA (Zone 9a)

It's a well grown Ficus. Hurray! I tip my hat to you.

I think it's microcarpa . It's big enough in the pot that you could repot it into a bigger pot. Just don't disturb the roots and add new soil around them in the new pot. Or not, you decide.

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Apr 9, 2020 7:11 PM CST
Name: Carol
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Not an Avocado!
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Apr 9, 2020 11:15 PM CST
San Francisco Bay area (Zone 9a)
Ardisia eliptica
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May 12, 2020 1:11 AM CST
Blackpool ,Lancashire, united
I think some ficus type
May 12, 2020 5:59 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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I don't think it's Avocado (Persea americana) or Chinese Banyan (Ficus microcarpa) I agree with Iochroma, it looks more like Shoebutton Ardisia (Ardisia elliptica) which used to be sold in the houseplant section of big box stores.

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