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May 9, 2020 1:55 PM CST
I got this plant from some of my friends who moved to Colorado. It is currently my only plant not flourishing. No new leaves growing. It seems otherwise quite healthy. I have no idea what it is. Can someone please tell me so I can research better how to care for it please. Thank you.
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Name: Lin Vosbury
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May 9, 2020 2:14 PM CST
Hi Bmsluite, Welcome!

Your plant is a Fiddle Leaf Fig (Ficus lyrata)
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May 9, 2020 3:29 PM CST
plantladylin said:Hi Bmsluite, Welcome!

Your plant is a Fiddle Leaf Fig (Ficus lyrata)

Thank you very much. I would have never figured it out on my own.
Name: Will Creed
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May 10, 2020 9:26 AM CST
Your Fiddle-leafed Fig would benefit from more light. Keep it as close to a sunny window as possible. Water it as soon as the top half-inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Give it just enough water so that the top half-inch dries again in about a week. Don't repot it.

This is a plant that grows in spurts, often going several months or more without putting out new leaves.
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