Plant ID forum→Is this Fiddle Leaf Fig or Ficus Lyrata?

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Name: Joe
Jakarta, Indonesia
noobsnoot
Jun 13, 2020 6:18 AM CST
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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Silversurfer
Jun 13, 2020 7:23 AM CST
Sorry...blinking advert seems to right in the middle of my post.

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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Name: Stefan
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skopjecollection
Jun 13, 2020 8:11 AM CST
why does it look a bit...milkweedy? (apocyanaceae)
Does it even have latex(like all figs should)
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Name: Joe
Jakarta, Indonesia
noobsnoot
Jun 13, 2020 10:41 AM CST
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?
Name: Stefan
SE europe(balkans) (Zone 6b)
Cactus and Succulents Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Procrastinator Bulbs Foliage Fan
Purslane Bromeliad Container Gardener Houseplants Sedums Sempervivums
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skopjecollection
Jun 13, 2020 11:01 AM CST
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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