25 Jan 2013, 12:06 AM
What kind of plant is this? Can it be brought...
What kind of plant is this? Can it be brought back to life with pruning?
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25 Jan 2013, 1:59 AM
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Hello and welcome. Hard to say as the the leaves are quite dry (hiding their shape). It definitively is a tree or shrub as it have branches. Do you have some hint? Is that an exotic plant for where you live (if so can you give your area)? Do you think you have a past picture with this plant in it showing a bit better how it looked (because right now it is like identifying a tree in winter). Such a tree usually require detailed (zoomed) of bark and bud (if any got formed). Do you have an idea of what killed it (so far it seem lack of water)? Did it ever produced flower or fruit? Did it have any particular smell. If you scratch the bark slightly at the base of one of the big branches, do you see a bit of green still? For how long was it in that state? Did it take time to reach it? Try to answer as much of those question and i will look into this.
19 Mar 2013, 4:22 PM
I'm pretty sure it's a fiddle leaf ficus, and scratching at the base doesn't yield any green.
19 Mar 2013, 6:01 PM
Welcome back :) The shape of the leaf tips (rounded and not pointy) indeed look like a fiddle leaf ficus. If this is the case those don't like too much water as it can cause root rot easily. Root rot don't give many survival chances. After 53 days (the last time you contacted me) the plant is probably dead now (that is why you don't see any green when you scratch to see the cambium. You may even start to be able to pull it from the soil as the root preservation agent may no longer be active and the probably started to decay.
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