What is This Plant?

I am trying to identify my plant. I have had it for several years and it is dying. I want to revive it, but even when slightly touched the leaves fall off. The root structure is barely there, it lays just under the top part of the dirt, but doesn't go beyond 1/2 inch or so. I hope to save it but may have to replace it someday.

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Can anyone help me with identifying it? Thanks very much.

By Lori

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July 20, 20110 found this helpful

Hi, your plant is a Ficus Alii. I don't think you'll be able to revive this one. I don't have enough information to know what is causing it to die, but if it has a heavy soil that is over watered or a fungus problem in the soil it would cause it to die.

This plant needs very well draining soil of bark, peat & sand or perlite. This plant wants consistent moist, not wet soil and not to dry out between watering. It wants bright indirect light. They do not like cold or drafts.

These plants are usually sold as trees with a bare trunk and a lolipop shape foliage top. Interior scape companies use them a lot because they are so easy to maintain especially if sub irrigation is used.

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