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Ficus benjamina, Benjamin Fig, Benjamin Tree

Ficus benjamina

Benjamin Fig, Benjamin Tree
Family: Moraceae
Origin: Tropical regions of India, Malaya to North Australia
Can be used for bonsaiBig tree > 20 ftFull sunModerate waterOrnamental foliageSeaside, salt tolerant plant

A tree or shrub that is epiphytic when it is young. This fig tree is used as a shade and ornamental tree for homes and conservatory. The leaves and the fruit posses the ornamental value. The leaves are leathery and about five inches long and two inches wide. The Weeping Ficus fruits are pairs of red figs. Wasps mate inside fruit, are often sealed inside. Makes a good container specimen or bonsai.


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Ficus benjamina - seeds

Benjamin Fig, Benjamin Tree. A tree or shrub that is epiphytic when it is young. This fig tree is used as a shade and ornamental tree for homes and conservatory. The leaves and the fruit posses the ornamental value. The leaves are leathery and about five inches long and two inches wide. The Weeping Ficus fruits are pairs of red figs. Wasps mate inside fruit, are often sealed inside. Makes a good container specimen or bonsai.
Carefully broadcast the small seeds on to the surface of soil. Keep warm, damp and filtered light,after germination gradually increase to full sun.
Ordering seeds info

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Per pack: 12 very small seeds