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1alh1
Sidney, OH
(Zone 6a)

June 25, 2012
9:56 PM

Post #9181263

This foliage houseplant has slightly fleshy, triangular leaves about 3" across. It vines and seems to thrive in medium light and dry soil. I've looked in several houseplant books and can't find anything like it. Any ideas?

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growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


June 25, 2012
10:26 PM

Post #9181286

Ficus natalensis subsp. leprieurii http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/57836/
1alh1
Sidney, OH
(Zone 6a)

June 25, 2012
10:35 PM

Post #9181293

Thank you. This one has never bloomed, so I was looking at foliage plants only. This is obviously a Mistletoe Fig, though. Thanks again.
Vestia
San Francisco, CA

June 26, 2012
2:49 AM

Post #9181364

You will probably only find limited information on this plant in print; if you do it will likely be under the name F. triangularis. I've grown and sold this plant for years, and that's always what it has been called.

I'm not too up on my Ficus botany, but this seems very different from the other plants called F. natalensis...

This is not the "Mistletoe fig"
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/57356/

That sp. is much smaller, and fruits at an earlier age.
1alh1
Sidney, OH
(Zone 6a)

June 26, 2012
8:55 AM

Post #9181812

I see the difference now. F. triangularis is a closer match, and this one is definitely a slow grower. Thank you.

growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


June 26, 2012
9:25 AM

Post #9181850

http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl/record/kew-2812622
1alh1
Sidney, OH
(Zone 6a)

June 26, 2012
6:52 PM

Post #9182683

So you're BOTH right! And I misidentified the subspecies. Thanks for the clarification.

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