Finicky Fussy Philly Ficus

What is affectionately known as the “Finicky Fussy Philly Ficus” a year ago…

And now…

The backstory to this ficus tree is it was a present from the in-laws several years ago and kinda looked to me like it was rather DOA – I didn’t know a thing about them. It was only a foot or so high. I (gently) suggested putting it out of its apparent misery but my wife suggested we give it a little more time…we even hung a few small ornaments on it at Christmas.

And here we are a few years later. We were warned these are finicky, fussy plants but never expected this.

At the rate of growth building on an addition is not yet on the table but you never know.

Maybe it was those Christmas ornaments? (We still decorate it…)

Maybe it was simply because we never gave up on it. A good lesson that can be applied to a lot of areas…not just a corner of a room within a home.

Ficus likes us.


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I'm Bruce. Born, raised and still outside the City of Brotherly Love. Managed (so far) to visit a dozen of our United States and Canada (twice). Addicted from birth to Television/Movies/Sports. Took three years of French and got credit for two of 'em.
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7 Responses to Finicky Fussy Philly Ficus

  1. Once those plants decide you are OK, they live longer than that old cat or dog. We had one for over 25 years – it finally got too big ( we got tired of raking leaves indoors – who wants to rake leaves indoor?) so we planted it outside. It was fine for years, but the snow one winter just freaked it out. I’ll regret forever not giving it a coat…but who gives a tree a coat…a palm maybe, but an 8 foot tree? They do look nice with little white Christmas lights.

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  2. You never gave up on it and look at it today…just thriving and beautiful. Oh how I wish I could keep plant life alive. I’ve managed to kill bamboo, cactus and am now convinced that I could even kill an artificial plant. Pathetic, just pathetic.

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    • Yes, it should be noted we didn’t have a great track record of keeping plants, trees, etc. around for any length of time so the in-laws really showed faith in giving us this assignment. In turn, we obviously showed faith in giving the tree longer to get its act together.

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  3. Wow it looks wonderful!

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