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Aug 25, 2015 11:32 AM CST

Hi,

[UPDATE] Could it be: Ficus Benghalensis - Banyan Tree (Ficus benghalensis) ??


I'm looking for the name of the plant in the photos attached.

I'm quit positive that it is the same one in all of the pictures, but do let me know if I'm wrong.

At first I thought its a Ficus species but I couldn't find the right one, Calotropis gigantea also came in mind: http://luirig.altervista.org/c...

but I've never saw it as an houseplant so I'm not sure.

Please help :)

Thanks!
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Aug 25, 2015 4:07 PM CST
Name: greene
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Welcome! ranbenazra
Wow, two of your photos actually get much smaller when I click on them. I am squinting... Rolling on the floor laughing

@bamira added this photo of Calatropis procera:


This photo Calatropis gigantea added by @beckygardner should give you a good comparison:


If it's a Ficus it could be F. lyrata. I think @drdawg knows about that variety.

That's the best I can do with these old eyes of mine. Good luck!
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Aug 25, 2015 4:19 PM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
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I don't know. It is not a familiar ficus. It definitely is not the fiddle leaf (Ficus lyrata) though. The leaves are in the shape of a violin and these leaves are ovoid.
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Aug 25, 2015 4:31 PM CST
Name: greene
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Here is a link so you can compare Ficus leaves to your plant:
http://www.discoverlife.org/mp...
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Aug 25, 2015 4:56 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
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Doesn't look like Ficus to my old eyes but it does look like Calotropis:
Sodom Apple (Calotropis procera)
Giant Milkweed (Calotropis gigantea)
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Aug 26, 2015 12:17 AM CST

Thank you for your quick answers!

I gave a second look at the Calotropis species, their new growth does not look like the new growth on the mystery plant (third picture, the one in the right corner) and it does look like a ficus new growth.
Another thing that caught my eye is the way the leaves grow, on the mystery plant the leaves grow unequal on the stem while on the Calotropis species they are somewhat equal.

Never thought about growing this desert sun lover inside the house :)

Sorry for the small pictures, found them on the internet.

Thank you again

Found another picture:

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[UPDATE] Could it be: Ficus Benghalensis - Banyan Tree (Ficus benghalensis) ??
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Aug 26, 2015 6:54 AM CST
Name: greene
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Hmmm, Confused It was my understanding that you were posting your own personal photos of your own plant.
Please, since you found pictures on the internet and posted them here on ATP...

Why do you think the internet photos is the same as your plant?
Why did you not obtain permission or give credit to the person who posted the photos on the internet?
Can you provide links to the place(s) where you found those photos so that we can look at the original photos and text?

Lastly, can you please take clear photos of your plant - photos of the leaves, stem, the entire plant, etc. and post the photos here.
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Aug 26, 2015 9:15 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
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Well, the more I look at your photos ... now I'm thinking it indeed could be a variety of Ficus. The leaves resemble those of Banyan Tree (Ficus benghalensis) which grows to be a massive tree!
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Aug 26, 2015 9:15 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Region: Ukraine Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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LOL, don't mind me ... I now see that you've edited your post with the possibility of F. benghalensis. *Blush*
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