Plant ID forum: House plant - what is it?

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BIrie
Mar 4, 2017 6:44 PM CST
Going downhill, need care tips too.
Thanks! :-)
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plantladylin
Mar 4, 2017 7:36 PM CST
I'm not sure but it reminds me of Banana-leaf Ficus (Ficus maclellandii 'Alii')
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Carter
Mar 4, 2017 9:48 PM CST
Lin is spot on with the ID - that is what it is. As for care, it needs bright light, good humidity and consistent moisture (without being wet) to really thrive, but of those, it can be more tolerant of lower humidity and being allowed to dry out some between waterings.

If it is a new plant and started dropping leaves after bringing it into your home, don't be too concerned - these guys will do that if they've had a big change in environmental conditions. It should recover, just be careful to not overwater at this time; since it has fewer leaves, it will have lower water intake.

BIrie
Mar 4, 2017 11:11 PM CST
Thank you so much! Thank You!

JennaLynn
Mar 15, 2017 1:51 PM CST

This is an Alii fig. I had one of these and it was a wonderful plant it looks so graceful anywhere you put it.
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Calif_Sue
Mar 15, 2017 2:49 PM CST

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Welcome! JennaLynn!

This has already been identified a few posts up with the same ID. Thumbs up I have the same one and love it!
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