I saw this outdoor plant yesterday.

What’s the name of this plant?

Also, can it easily be propagated to a pot? enter image description here enter image description here enter image description here

  • to help future askers, where did you see this? What country? Commented May 31, 2021 at 19:36

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It is a rubber fig (Ficus elastica). It's funny that you say it is an outdoor plant, because in my climate (Europe) it is an indoor plant (so I didn't expect this one), I have one in my living room. It contains, like all fig plants, white milky sap which can irritate the skin so be careful when pruning it.

It propagates very easy by cuttings. Mine was a tip cutting with 4 leaves and was put in water first, when roots appeared after a few weeks it was put in a container with soil.

  • +1. Фикус. They seem to be rather hard to kill through lack of sunlight or water.
    – Vorac
    Commented Jul 29, 2021 at 12:36

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