Tuesday, May 11, 2010

My Ficus Tree

This is my ficus tree.

I received it when it was a very small plant in an arrangement in 1989. I was in the hospital for surgery and the law firm where I worked sent it.

I transplanted the 10" little tree and it has grown too big for my house. I have decided it is one of the 50 Things I should let go.

I moved it to the garage several years ago because it no longer fit in the corner where I had it. It is very difficult to kill and it needs very little care and attention. It seems to thrive on neglect, actually.

It would look great in an office or in a larger home with high ceilings. Surely you have a corner where you could use a tree, don't you?

Offering it for sale is my first course of action. If anyone is interested in buying it, please email me.


  1. You can always prune back the top. That's what I did to mine. Plus mine lives outside for the spring and summer.

  2. We had to get rid of ours too several years ago. It just got too big for the house. We had even twisted the branches together so they grew that way and it looked pretty. But we just couldn't keep it. I feel sad letting plants die.

  3. I was going to say what Becky said, maybe prune it?

    I'm admiring your ability to let go.

  4. And I thought my Dragon Tree was tall!


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