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YnneadYnnead Posts: 230
Hello I have some indoor plants which I need help identifying. Anyone know what they are?



  • Looks like ficus benjamina (weeping fig) 

  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,434
    edited September 2021
    Looks like ficus benjamina (weeping fig) 

    Sorry I cannot id it...Mystery plant leaves are opposite in pic.
    Ficus benjamina  has alternate leaves...which rules it out.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • YnneadYnnead Posts: 230
    The plant app thinks they are olives? The leaves do look similar.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,046
    Ynnead said:
    The plant app thinks they are olives? The leaves do look similar.
    the plant app is wrong. it's NOT an olive
  • YnneadYnnead Posts: 230
    ok so not that then, Any ideas? Theyre definietly not citrus either.
  • LynLyn Posts: 21,869
    Sure they’re indoor plant cuttings?, looks like privet. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 8,789
    It looks rather privet-ish to me as well, but I've had a quick look through my old but trusty houseplant book - maybe Hoya (wax plant) or Solanum (winter cherry)? Has it ever had flowers or berries? That would help with an ID.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • cmarkrcmarkr Posts: 142
  • YnneadYnnead Posts: 230
    @Lyn I grew these from seed so no cuttings. Do privet look like that when grown from seed? I see the resemblance in the leaves.

    @JennyJ Only germinated this year so never had flowers or berries.
    @cmarkr not a mango. I have grown them before.
    maybe I'll have to let them grow a bit more before I can get a proper ID.

  • What did the seed look like?

    what did the plant the seed came from look like. 

    A tip for growing ‘foraged’ seeds is to take a photo of the plant and the seed and make a little folder of them with numbering then you can stick a label in the pot and number it the same … that’ll give you and us a start when it’s time to ID it. 😊 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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