tadrinth
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Ficus variety?

Hi, first time poster. Been trying to figure out what kind of Ficus I have.

[img]https://img514.yfrog.com/img514/2982/img2057f.jpg[/img]
[img]https://img41.yfrog.com/img41/8273/img2058c.jpg[/img]

This was a cutting from a much larger plant. I've got a good 8 or so cuttings, all from the same parents, that I'm growing in a hydroponics setup under flourescents. I've also got two Ficus Benjamina cuttings, two Schefflera cuttings, and a cute little variegated "Moondrop" scheff in the same system.

If there's interest, I was thinking about writing up how I built my hydro system and my experience with it so far, its been running since the summer.

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Big Vine
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Location: Florida - Zone 8b

Welcome to the forum!
I have been concentrating exclusively on indoor growing of Schefflera, but I hope to expand into Ficus as well.

Sounds like we've got some very similar interests---I'd love to hear more about your 'hydro system' and setup in general!

Sorry I can't be of help in identifying the plant in the photos.
BV
Sean
Indoor Grower
Schefflera arboricola
Ficus microcarpa 'Green Island'
Ficus salicifolia 'Willow Leaf'
Portulacaria afra
Pachira aquatica

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Gnome
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tadrinth,

Sorry, any ID I would offer would just be a guess. I'm only familiar with one variety of Ficus. Have you seen Jerry Meislik's website? He has pictures there that may help with the ID.

https://www.bonsaihunk.us/cultural.html

If there's interest, I was thinking about writing up how I built my hydro system and my experience with it so far, its been running since the summer.
Have you seen our Hydro forum yet? Were just getting started and I'm sure your information would be welcomed.

https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=42

Norm

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