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Ficus aurea

Strangler fig

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Features

  • Height13m to 20m
  • Growth HabitTall arching
  • Leaf ColourDark green above, paler beneath

Description

Ficus aurea (Strangler fig). This species is a tall upright semi-deciduous tree, the leaves are elliptical with a dark green above and paler beneath. The tree bark is light green smooth and rather twisted.

Characteristics

Semi-evergreen, Tree

Origin

India

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage and for shade.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH5.0 to 6.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

When grown under glass use a loam-based compost with full light. When grown outdoors grow in humus-rich moist well-drained soil, with sun or partial shade.

Propagation

Sow the seeds in the spring, or by root semi-ripe cuttings in the spring or summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for red spider mites, mealy bugs and scale insects.

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