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Ficus kurzii, Burmese Banyan

Ficus kurzii

Burmese Banyan
Family: Moraceae
Origin: Southeast Asia
Can be used for bonsaiBig tree > 20 ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate water

Ficus kurzii, Burmese Banyan
Ficus kurzii, Burmese Banyan
Ficus kurzii, Burmese Banyan


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Ficus lutea, Giant-leaved fig, Lagos Rubbertree

Ficus lutea

Giant-leaved fig, Lagos Rubbertree
Family: Moraceae
Origin: South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterOrnamental foliageSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Ficus lutea is a large, briefly-deciduous tree, capable of growing to 25m in height. Its large, spreading crown can span 30 to 45m in width. This spreading habit coupled with an often short and buttressed trunk can help in revealing the tree's identity from a distance. Under forest conditions, however, it tends towards a taller growth habit with a somewhat narrower spread. The species also has the ability to become a strangler and is often encountered assuming this habit. The syconia (fruits), borne most often between June and October, are crowded towards the ends of the branchlets in the leaf axils or below the leaves. They measure 15 to 30 mm in diameter, are sessile (stalkless) and are densely hairy to smooth. This species can be grown successfully from both seed and truncheons. Ripe figs should be opened and allowed to dry for a day or so. Alternatively, they can be stored for a few months in a cool, dry and dark spot and sown when conditions are favourable, the recommended time being spring.



Ficus lutea, Giant-leaved fig, Lagos Rubbertree
Ficus lutea, Giant-leaved fig, Lagos Rubbertree


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Ficus lyrata, Fiddle-Leaf Ficus

Ficus lyrata

Fiddle-Leaf Ficus
Family: Moraceae
Origin: Tropical Africa
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunModerate waterOrnamental foliageSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Large forty feet tree with fiddle-shape leaves that are thick, leathery with yellow-green veins. The fruit are figs that are dotted white. Popular indoors when young and used as a shade tree in the tropics. It is valued for its smaller stature, making it useful when other banyans are too large. It is also grown indoors in cooler climates. The fruit (syconium or fig) and reproduction systems of species in the genus Ficus are unique. Each species of Ficus has an associated species of agaonid wasp. Ficus species can only be pollinated by their associated agaonid wasps and in turn, the wasps can only lay eggs within their associated Ficus fruit.





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Ficus maclellandii, Ficus binnendijkii, Long-leaf fig, Alii fig, Banana-leaf fig

Ficus maclellandii, Ficus binnendijkii

Long-leaf fig, Alii fig, Banana-leaf fig
Family: Moraceae
Origin: Philippines
Can be used for bonsaiSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterOrnamental foliageSeaside, salt tolerant plant

The Long-leaf Fig is a relatively new cultivar with superior ability in holding leaves compared with ficus benjamina cultivars. It has long narrow willow-like leaves. A plant that looks attractive as a stand-alone specimen or as part of a mixed display. Larger specimens are especially useful as feature plants in warm, well-lit atria, shopping malls and offices. A tree of dense growth and pendant habit which may grow to several metres in height. The shiny, deep green leaves are up to 10" long and tapering to a slender point. Leaf width depends on variety; Alii or Amstel King. Makes a good container specimen or bonsai.





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Ficus macrophylla, Ficus macrocarpa, Ficus magnolioides, Moreton Bay Fig

Ficus macrophylla, Ficus macrocarpa, Ficus magnolioides

Moreton Bay Fig
Family: Moraceae
Origin: East Australia
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunRegular waterSeaside, salt tolerant plant

When it is grown in an open area where it can spread, the Moreton Bay Fig may become as much as 150 feet wide; but crowded in its natural forest habitat--or near buildings in an urban setting--it tends to grow tall and narrow. The small dry fruits of the Moreton Bay Fig, like those of other figs; are actually composed of hundreds of tiny flowers completely enclosed within the inverted fleshy tissue of the receptacle upon which they rest. A tiny hole (called an ostiole) in the tip of the fruit allows minute symbiotic wasps, which pollinate and lay their eggs within the flowers, to enter and leave the structure.





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Ficus microcarpa, Ficus nitida, Ficus retusa, Chinese banyan, Indian Laurel

Ficus microcarpa, Ficus nitida, Ficus retusa

Chinese banyan, Indian Laurel
Family: Moraceae
Origin: Many Tropical regions Of the World
Can be used for bonsaiBig tree > 20 ftFull sunModerate waterSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

The pollinator wasp has been introduced to a number of places where the tree is cultivated, including Hawai'i, allowing this species to spread beyond initial plantings. Tiny seeds within small sized fruit are ingested by many fruit eating animals, such as birds. Seeds are capable of germinating and growing almost anywhere they land, even in cracks in concrete or in the crotch of other trees. The small seedling begins to grow on its host, sending down aerial roots, and eventually strangling and replacing the host tree or structure. F. microcarpa grows to about 60 feet in the wild, but it is easily trained as a bonsai. The bark is a smooth gray with a lot of aerial roots if you make sure it gets a lot of humidity. If you are growing them somewhere that has a lot of humidity never let the aerial roots grow out of the pot and into the ground. If this happens it will cause the bonsai to put out a rapid growth of branches and become a bush. Foliage is dark green and quite dense and grows upright. Retusa grow best in full sun with plenty of water. Fertilize with an organic or all purpose fertilizer every week. To prevent die back, prune only when the tree is actively growing. With terminal pruning the reuse will bud back easily. The milky white latex that is secreted when pruning branches may cause an allergic reaction to some people, so it is best to avoid contact with the skin.





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Ficus microcarpa Green Island

Ficus microcarpa var. Green Island has small round leaves. In can be grown as a mounding shrub up to 6-8 ft tall or ground cover: it spreads out sideways and is easy to train as a ground cover clinging to rocks or even trailing down a wall. This is a great plant for the "Black Thumb" person because once established it requires very little maintenance. It is an extremely slow growing plant, so it doesn't require constant trimming like many other ficus plants. It is great plant for indoor. It can take low light levels. It doesn't have a high water requirement so not to worry if you forget to water it once in a while. It grows very slow, so it doesn't need constant trimming. All of these makes it an extremely desirable plant for use as a tropical Bonsai.

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Ficus mysorensis, Yellow-Berry Ficus

Ficus mysorensis

Yellow-Berry Ficus
Family: Moraceae
Origin: India
Can be used for bonsaiBig tree > 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sun

Ficus mysorensis var.subrepanda (?)





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Ficus natalensis subsp. leprieurii, Ficus triangularis, Triangle Ficus, Triangle Leaf Fig Tree

Ficus natalensis subsp. leprieurii, Ficus triangularis

Triangle Ficus, Triangle Leaf Fig Tree
Family: Moraceae
Origin: South Africa
Can be used for bonsaiSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Ficus triangularis has unique triangular, thick, bright green leaves. May be grown in a container as a specimen plant, trained into a small tree, or trimmed into a shrub or hedge. It produces small yellow figs that are eaten by birds. Closely related to Ficus deltoidea with similar leaf shape and fruit.





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Ficus natalensis (triangularis) variegata - Hearts in the Snow

Full scientific name: Ficus natalensis subspecies...  more

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Ficus triangularis (natalensis) - seeds

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Ficus nota, Tibig

Ficus nota

Tibig
Family: Moraceae
Origin: Philippines
Big tree > 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterOrnamental foliage

Ficus nota, Tibig
Ficus nota, Tibig
Ficus nota, Tibig
Ficus nota, Tibig


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Ficus obliqua, Queensland Small-leaved Fig

Ficus obliqua

Queensland Small-leaved Fig
Family: Moraceae
Origin: Australia
Can be used for bonsaiBig tree > 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate water

Ficus obliqua is similar to Ficus rubiginosa. It can be distinguished from Ficus rubiginosa by its smaller fruit on shorter stalks, and its glabrous (hairless) leaves.



Ficus obliqua, Queensland Small-leaved Fig
Ficus obliqua, Queensland Small-leaved Fig
Ficus obliqua, Queensland Small-leaved Fig


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