Ficus Microcarpa

Botanical Name:

Ficus microcarpa

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
Average to Rich, Fast Draining, Soilless, 6.5-7 pH
Heat Tolerant
Warm or Hot Climates
Cold Tolerant
25°F / -4°C to 40°F / 10°C
Characteristics

Plant Type

Tree, Evergreen

Lifespan

Perennial, Woody Zones 9-11

Plant Height

Height: 40ft / 12m, Spread: 30ft / 9m

Flower

Like other Ficus species, the flower is inverted. The reproductive structures are located within the teardrop shape.

Fruit

The fruit develops from the same structure the flowers are held in. They start out green and ripen to a reddish shade.

Benefits
Ornamental

Lush evergreen leaves with a wide spread.

Attracts

Birds

Warning

Pests and Disease: Scale, Aphids, Mealybugs, Thrips and Spider Mites.

Taxonomy

Order

Rosales

Family

Moraceae

Genus

Ficus


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