Plant ID forum: Plant name and help with it

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Jgh2
Apr 16, 2018 3:39 PM CST
Hi there, I got this plant from a friend awhile back. It loved my previous house that had skylights. Not doing so well now. Could you tell me the name of it and help me out since I can't seem to get it back to a it's healthy state since we moved to our new house.
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Name: Tamara
Fresno County, California (Zone 9b)
Monetwwqi
Apr 16, 2018 4:14 PM CST
looks like a Fiddle-leaf Fig (Ficus lyrata)
(Zone 6a)
signet
Apr 16, 2018 4:32 PM CST
Yup a Fiddle leaf fig and it looks like it has been overwatered check out this link :


https://www.google.ca/search?q...
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Name: Will Creed
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WillC
Apr 16, 2018 5:09 PM CST
Definitely a Fiddle-leafed Fig. The primary problem is that it is not getting enough light. It really needs to be close to and right in front of an uncovered sunny window. This plant is often sold as not wanting any direct sun and that causes folks to put it in light that is way too low.

It is also likely that you are keeping the soil too moist because it is now in a pot that is too large and filled with dense soil that takes too long to dry out and deprives the roots of essential oxygen.

If you left the original rootball intact when you repotted, then consider un-doing the repotting you did and moving it back into its original pot, which was the right size for it.

Otherwise, remove all of the soil you added to the top of the original rootball. Then allow the top inch of remaining soil to dry before adding just enough water so that it reaches that level of dryness again in about a week.
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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
Apr 16, 2018 5:51 PM CST
Yes, Fiddle-leaf Fig (Ficus lyrata) and I agree that it needs higher light. I've never grown one as an indoor plant, they grow here in parts of Florida as landscape shrubs/trees, sometimes in full sun.
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IL
Jgh2
Apr 16, 2018 6:44 PM CST
Thanks so much for all the replies, all the information is very helpful.
Will, I received the plant in this pot. Should I look for a smaller one and repot it?
Thanks again!

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