Houseplants forum: Enormous fiddle leaf fig

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Name: Brian
Syracuse, NY (Zone 5b)
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GraceHazel
Feb 4, 2018 8:15 PM CST
This huge fig tree is at my local zoo in the open bird enclosure and I didn't notice it until today for some reason. It's absolutely beautiful and over 2 stories tall. (Not in picture is simaler sized ficus Benjamina and burgundy rubber trees)
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Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
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gasrocks
Feb 4, 2018 8:18 PM CST
I gotta wonder if you really are a plant person or not. You go somewhere and don't notice the plants there first?? (a joke.) Gene
Name: Will Creed
NYC
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WillC
Feb 5, 2018 6:25 AM CST
I'm sorry, but this is a good example of bigger not necessarily being better. The trees here should have been kept pruned regularly, starting long ago. Now they are overgrown, pushing against the roof and have lost most of their lower leaves. This is very poor plant maintenance in a public or semi-public space where the plant care should be better and done professionally.
Will Creed
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