help with my mystery plant

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  1. alisonsimm

    alisonsimm Apprentice Gardener

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    Hi - I'm sure it's not rare but I just can't remember what my new plant is called. It was given to me and I want to make sure I look after it properly. Please can someone identify it for me. Thanks very much - Alison
     

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    daitheplant Total Gardener

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    It looks like a Queensland Bottle Tree to me Alison, Brachychiton rupestris.:dbgrtmb:
     
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    Or it could be one of the Ficus Ginseng trees.. They are usually sold as Houseplants or Bonsai because of the bulbous roots... :D
     
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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    I think you are probably right Marley, Ficus microcarpa
     
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    I am conceding defeat to the GREAT Marley Farley.:love30::love30::love30::dbgrtmb:
     
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    Marley Farley Affable Admin! Staff Member

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    :tomato: :tomato: Why thank you Dai.... :mexwave: :wub2:
     
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    Credit where credit is due. I don`t get to the Windies very often.lol
     
  8. alisonsimm

    alisonsimm Apprentice Gardener

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    Many thanks for your help in identifying my new plant. Would appreciate any tips on caring for it correctly.
     
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