What kind of houseplant is this?

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  1. Hancoll

    Hancoll New Seed

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    I recently purchased a houseplant from b&q but it wasn't labelled so I dontknow what it is or if I'm giving it the right care? Could someone please tell me what kind of plant this is please?
     

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  3. chocolate

    chocolate In Flower

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    Hi, looks like a ficus, a great house plant when given correct care,there is plenty of info. on line which you can study...good gardening!
     
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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Yup, definitely a Ficus Benjamina. I have several ... they can grow quite large.
     
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    cherylad Countess of Cute-ification Plants Contributor

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    One thing to know about Ficus, they can be finicky. They will drop their leaves if they are moved from their favorite spot, or if conditions change. Good luck with your's. It looks nice and healthy.
     



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    purpleinopp Young Pine Plants Contributor

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    Yes. But if that happens, don't give up, just leave it alone until new leaves show up.
     
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    czywarte New Seed

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    They can prove to have quite a resolve, if cared for right. I've had a microcarpa moclame and it lost leaves of two out of three branches growing up from the ground due to some sickness and then it was even moved several hundreds of kms by car and it's still alive.
     
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    Cayuga Morning Hardy Maple Plants Contributor

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    We have one in the lobby of my office building. Some previous tenant abandoned it many years ago. The businesses is the building have gradually adopted it. It has grown so huge, we have had to hack it back numerous time as it begins to graze the ceiling. All of this is to say they are quite hardy and can put up with indifferent care. I have heard what Cherylad had said: they don't like change.
     

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