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Jun 13, 2020 6:18 AM CST
Name: Joe
Jakarta, Indonesia
I got this from the gardener in my area and said that it's a juvenile form of Fiddle Leaf Fig tree that is naturally seeded on the ground. I see a big fiddle leaf fig about 100m from it. I have it plugged out and plant it on a 4" pot and still wondering if it's really ficus lyrata.

Can anyone identify it?
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Jun 13, 2020 7:23 AM CST
Perthshire. SCOTLAND. UK
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Ficus lyrata...common name Fiddle leaf fig even when small the leaves look very different.
Or at least baby plants sold here in UK garden centres as houseplants do not look like your baby plant.
Maybe they are all grown from cuttings rather than from seed.
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Jun 13, 2020 8:11 AM CST
Name: Stefan
SE europe(balkans) (Zone 6b)
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why does it look a bit...milkweedy? (apocyanaceae)
Does it even have latex(like all figs should)
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Jun 13, 2020 10:41 AM CST
Name: Joe
Jakarta, Indonesia
skopjecollection said:why does it look a bit...milkweedy? (apocyanaceae)
Does it even have latex(like all figs should)


What do you mean latex? Can you elaborate what part I should be looking at?
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Jun 13, 2020 11:01 AM CST
Name: Stefan
SE europe(balkans) (Zone 6b)
Cactus and Succulents Sempervivums Bromeliad Adeniums Bookworm Sedums
Tropicals Fruit Growers Foliage Fan Orchids Bulbs Apples
noobsnoot said:

What do you mean latex? Can you elaborate what part I should be looking at?


Figs(and other plants, like euphorbia and asclepiads) secrete a sticky white substance when cut(damaged).
Best place to look for it is when you damage the veins on the plant.
Chewing gum(natural one) comes from the latex of Pouteria viridis(sapote)
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