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palmeri, petiolaris & arbutifolia
|Ficus left to right |
palmeri, petiolaris & arbutifolia
Some ficus that we grow outside in 40-50 degree temperature at night, still have leaves. I enjoy ficus and their interesting caudices. Other than the leaf differences, you will see different growth in their caudex.
|Ficus afghanistanica bonsai cut|| |
Full sun, spring summer grower water generously in warm weather
|Full sun, spring summer grower from Australia.|
|Ficus benjamina nana||Winter hardy to USDA Zones 10-12. Grow well indoors in a soil-based potting mix. Bright indirect light or in sunny areas with some afternoon shade. Water regularly during the growing season, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings. Avoid overwatering. Reduce watering from fall to late winter. This plant may be taken outside in spring after last frost date and brought back inside in fall. This information is from the Missouri botanical garden website. Click photo for more info|
Ficus nitide 'Genseng'
|Ficus macrophylla||Ficus macrophylla, commonly known as the Moreton Bay fig, is a large evergreen banyan tree of the family that is a native of most of the eastern coast of Australia from the Atherton Tableland (17° S) in the north to the Illawarra(34° S) in New South Wales, and Lord Howe Island. Its common name is derived from Moreton Bay in Queensland , Australia . It is best known for its beautiful buttress roots. As Ficus macrophylla is a strangler fig , seed germination usually takes place in the canopy of a host tree and the seedling lives as an epiphyte until its roots establish contact with the ground. From Wikipedia|
|Ficus menabeensis||Ficus menabeensis is a species in the genus of moraceae. They come from Madagascar. The fruit is much smaller. photo has been enlarged|
|Caudiciform tree, drought deciduous. Moderate water in summer, little water the rest of the year. Hardy to 28° F. Light shade to full sun. Propagate by seeds. Origin, Senora and Baja Mexico. click photo to see 5 gallon & larger caudex sizes|
|Ficus petiolaris|| |
Ficus petiolaris has green leaves with RED striping. Caudiciform tree, drought deciduous. Moderate water in summer, little water the rest of the year. Hardy to 28° F. Light shade to full sun. Propagate by seeds. Origin, Senora to Oaxaca Mexico.
|Ficus religiosa||Ficus religiosa, commonly called bo tree, Bodhi tree, peepul and sacred fig, is native to Southeast Asia, southwest China, India and the Himalayan foothills. It is a large broadleaf evergreen tree with wide-spreading branching that grows to 60-100’ tall. Over time, the trunk may grow to as much as 9' in diameter. In native monsoon climates, this tree is semi-deciduous to deciduous. It is epiphytic. Please click photo for complete information.|
|Ficus selenifolia||Ficus selenifolia in San Diego area can be outdoors year round with leaves as they are not deciduous. I have not found much information about this plant. If you do, please let me know. Thank you|
Republic of South Africa, Eastern and Western Cape. Habitat: Fockea comaru is very common and it is found on hillsides both amongst rocks where it has short, prostrate stems, and in sandy areas where it has much taller branches. It grows in the same general area, together with Ceropegia africana, Haworthia margaritifera, Adromischus filicaulis and various creeping Senecios. Fockea comaru is the only species of Fockea that is grows in winter rainfall regions. Please click the photo for complete information.
|Fockea edulis/crispa|| |
Fockea edulis, native to South Africa, is a member of Asclepiadaceae, which includes Stapelia, Hoya, Ceropegia and many other genera. This is a caudiciform which will form a turnip-shaped caudex with gnarly, thickened roots wrapped around the base of the caudex. With many years, this caudex can grow to 30" in diameter. Crinkly leaves to 1" in length produced along vining canopy. This is a vining plant which loves to travel many feet if allowed the chance; will climb shrubs and even small trees. Click photo for more informaiton.
|Fockea edulis ojas de oro
Although this is Fockea edulis ojas de oro, I have included information about Fockea edulis. Fockea edulis, native to South Africa, is a member of Asclepiadaceae, which includes Stapelia, Hoya, Ceropegia and many other genera. This is a caudiciform which will form a turnip-shaped caudex with gnarly, thickened roots wrapped around the base of the caudex. With many years, this caudex can grow to 30" in diameter. Crinkly leaves to 1" in length produced along vining canopy. This is a vining plant which loves to travel many feet if allowed the chance; will climb shrubs and even small trees. Click photo for more informaiton.
Fockea multiflora are from Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. They grow in Altitude range of 500-1200 metres altitude. Fockea multiflora grow in rocky areas on low hills or among rocks around the base of hills Fockea multiflora is a succulent climber with a swollen tuberous caudex, up to 50(-60) cm in diameter at the base with very long branches growing intertwined in all directions. The trunks are extremely diverse in shape. Click photo for more informaiton..
formerly Fockea tugalensis
The underside of the leaves are purple when exposed to the sun. This plant is extraordinarily beautiful with it's leaves and caudex which gets larger and more exciting as it grows. Spring/summer grower.