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Can someone please identify this plant I have in my house?

Thanks in advance for your help.





Looks like a varigated variety of Ficus! Maybe someone else will know the exact variety.

11 Feb, 2009


Is it Radicans Variagated Ficus?

11 Feb, 2009


Many thanks for your answers!

11 Feb, 2009


It is Ficus benjamina variegata. A fairly common house plant. It likes plenty of light and no draughts or it will drop all its leaves. Don't overwater it either and try to repot into soil-based compost in spring.

11 Feb, 2009


Volounteer is right they go into a complete sulk if they get cold and draughty. I was given a Bonsai Ficus that dropped almost 90percent of it's leaves. A bit of love and it is looking really healthy again with lots of new leaves, and no draughts.

11 Feb, 2009


hi Tony, it looks like a variegated Ficus: Ficus benjamina 'Starlight' - Weeping Fig

12 Feb, 2009


I think 'weeping' sounds sad, there must be a better word, like 'demure' or something!

16 Feb, 2009


Thank you all for your replies. I have to say despite what some of you are saying and from what I've been reading this plant seems to be indestructible.

It was the size of a twig with one leaf when I found it and hadn't been watered for many weeks. Since I re potted it and gave it lots of water it's really flourished, direct sunlight, cold, draughts, it just seems to be growing at a rate of knots and has never dropped a leaf yet. Looks like a bigger pot will needed soon as the roots now seem to growing up through the soil in the current pot.


16 Feb, 2009

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