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Is this a ficus?

#1 User is offline   Supernova 

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Posted 06 November 2016 - 10:55 PM

Hi, I'm wondering if this is a ficus and if so, would it grow to a big tree? Any help on identifying this plant is appreciated.


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Posted 08 November 2016 - 09:16 AM

This is indeed a ficus.

It will grow into a very big tree.
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Posted 23 November 2016 - 03:25 PM

Thank u so much
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Posted 25 November 2016 - 11:10 AM

Hi, one further question - is it possible to maintain it as a small tree by trimming with hedge clippers or do I need to hire a professional to keep it small? Any advice appreciated.
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Posted 25 November 2016 - 01:59 PM

View PostSupernova, on 25 November 2016 - 11:10 AM, said:

Hi, one further question - is it possible to maintain it as a small tree by trimming with hedge clippers or do I need to hire a professional to keep it small? Any advice appreciated.


You will not need to hire a professional if you start early and trim it to keep it small. I have seen this growing into a powerful tree bigger than a big mango tree. Ficuses are also very sappy when cut, very uncomfortable to deal with.

That is a very small space you have there. Ficuses have roots that will cling to the wall...you can forget about painting and keeping the wall waterproof after that.

Any overgrowth is a potential for bad relationship with your neighbour.

The next best thing if you still want this plant is to grow it in a big pot.

If I were you, I would chop this off now whilst it is still young. You can however take a cutting.
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