Plant ID forum: Is this ficus Alii?

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New York, 11213
Jul 19, 2017 10:46 AM CST
Hi Gardeners,

I found this tree some months ago, dying on the streets. I'm now taking care of it.
Could you confirm that this is a Ficus Alii? And if not, what is it?

Also, my house doesn't get much sun (almost zero actually) so I decided to put it outside on my balcony for the summer. Is this right? Or should I keep it inside with no sun at all?

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Name: Celia
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Jul 19, 2017 12:27 PM CST
It appears to look like the one I used to have.
Name: Tofi
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Jul 19, 2017 9:24 PM CST
I support for the Ficus alii ID, there is caping stipule at the tip of stem as on all ficus sp. there will be also white sap if you cut branch or leaves. I also agree that it could benefit to bring it outside in summer, since here in tropical, F alii grows well as road-shade plant with hot tropical sun.
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Jul 19, 2017 10:33 PM CST
I also agree it is likely Ficus alii. Extra light for the summer should do it some good on recovery but keep in mind it might loose a few leaves when you bring it inside in the fall. Even if you're place has little light, the brightest spot inside will do it well. Don't overwater when you bring it inside.
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New York, 11213
Jul 23, 2017 6:40 PM CST
I don't know how to reply to you individually, tofitropic and islander, so here it goes. Thanks for the tips, yes, there was definitely white sap when i trimmed it a bit. Great, so now i'll continue my research on this one. Love to learn, thanks a lot.

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