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Dorstenia contrajeva is an interesting plant with strange looking receptacles.
Very interesting looking plants. The flowers are green, star-shaped.
Dorstenia foetida need partial shade to full shade with warm temperatures and a well-drained soil mix. Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping.
Though it is not much used in horticulture as yet, it shows great potential, and is known to be a good subject for bonsai.
Habitat: Savanna woodland or bushveld, usually on rocks, up to an altitude of 1000m.
A large, spreading tree to 80ft or more, often with aerial roots, and a crown more than 100 feet wide. Leaves are glabrous, elliptic to ovate, to 10in long and 6in wide. The 1/2 to 3/4in diameter figs begin yellow but ripen red.
Like other figs, lofty fig often begins life as an epiphyte, growing on other trees (especially palms) until it sends its own roots into the ground, often encircling its host, and eventually displacing the host tree. It has also been found growing as a lithophyte on rock walls, stone or concrete buildings, and in cracks on bridges and turnpike overpasses.Introduced as a large shade tree but unsuitable for the urban landscape due to its immense size and extensive root system.
The foliage is 8 to 12 inches in length, cordate to rhomboid in shape, and sometimes coarsely toothed on the margins. The leaves have white and gray-green blotches on a dark green background.
This Ficus requires heat and humidity, and detests cold and drafts. Plant which need at least a few hours a day of solar light in a pretty bright place, although avoiding direct sunlight, which could damage the foliage.
The elephant ear fig tree is the fig tree with the largest leaves in the rainforests of Xishuangbanna. It usually occurs in windbreaks of the forest, in forest clearings, or at the edge of rain forests: simply the places where birds frequently roost and leave their droppings behind. The young leaves are starting intensely red, and turn more and more green when reaching their ultimate size of up to 2 ft in length. This is surely an impressive fig species and it makes a great indoor plant for large rooms or hotel lobbies. It can also easy be trimmed and the plant reacts with even more shoots and leaves on a thicker stem.The fruits are very much liked for the jelly-like substance contained in them. If this tree gets a proper supply of water, organic matter, etc. It grows very vigorously.
Very large, fast growing, evergreen tree up to 10ft, with spreading branches and many aerial roots. Leaves stalked, ovate-cordate, 3 nerved, when young downy on both sides; petiole with a broad smooth greasy gland at the apex, compressed, downy. Fruit in axillary pairs, the size of a cherry, round and downy. The Indian Banyan is the most famous banyan. In India, an entire army camped under a single giant old tree. Various parts of this plant are considered medicinal. The bark of this therapeutically valuable tree is attributed with tonic, astringent,cooling and diuretic properties in Ayurveda.
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.