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Ficus abutilifolia, Large-leaved Rock Fig, Rock Wild Fig

Ficus abutilifolia

Large-leaved Rock Fig, Rock Wild Fig
Family: Moraceae
Origin: Africa
Plant with caudexPlant used for bonsaiSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterOrnamental foliageDeciduous plantEthnomedical plant.
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The Ficus abutilifolia, or Large-leaved Rock Fig, is a native of the African savanna and woodlands, often taking root and growing on the rocks. It is a deciduous plant and can reach a height of 10 to 20 ft, with an especially beautiful ornamental foliage. Its caudex (swollen and potentially branched underground stem) can be used for bonsai as well.

In terms of its care, it's best not to overwater it, as these plants like only moderate water in normal humid conditions. Generally, Ficus abutilifolia prefers full sun and semi-shade and grows best in USDA Zone 9 to 11.

The Large-leaved Rock Fig is not only an attractive ornamental tree, but also has been used in traditional African medicine. It is known to be an ethnomedical plant, or one that is traditionally used for its healing benefits.

For those living in colder climates, Ficus abutilifolia can be grown in pots indoors or outdoors, but it's best to keep them in a sheltered area during the winter and to ensure that they get some sun. During the summer months, it is best to move the pot outdoors and ensure that it gets enough water, but not too much. With the right care, the Large-leaved Rock Fig can thrive.

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