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Very showy velvet leaves with purple veins. Forms a caudex, good for bonsai. If planted in ground, grows in a small tree. The more water you give this plant the bigger it will grow and vice versa.
The Rock Fig is the most widely distributed of all Australian Figs ranging from rock outcrops in the central desert to the thickest rainforest. Often multi-trunked, it has smooth grey bark. It bears bright orange to red fruit which is relished by birds and other wildlife. In the central desert regions Aboriginal people made it into dried cakes as a survival food. Excellent bonsai subject.
Ficus pseudopalma is a shrub growing erect with a naked unbranched stem topped with a cluster of leaves to give it the appearance of a palm.
The new shoots of the plant are eaten as a type of vegetable, and there are a number of traditional medicinal uses
Vigorous, self-clinging, evergreen vine that holds securely to any surface via aerial rootlets. Leaves are heart-shaped, forming an interesting pattern. Covers large areas quickly. Excellent way to add character to a garden wall. Very common creeper in tropical countries as it can cover a wall very quickly. Outdoor plants can grow to 15" or more. Leaves are simple and small. Very pronounced venation on underside of leaf. Two distinct leaf types: juvenile foliage is very small and tend to hug wall, or trellis that it is growing on. Mature foliage is larger to 2 or 3 inches long and the stem get coarse and starts sticking out from rest of vine. Hairy pear-shaped fruits (to 2.5" long) may appear on outdoor plants throughout the year.
See article about this plant: Ficus pumila - Creeping fig with unbelievable leaves and fruit.
A medium to large tree with a spreading crown. Fruits are borne in clusters on the trunk and branches, and are edible.
Bo-Tree, Sacred Ficus. This large deciduous tree is sacred to the Hindus and Buddhists, under which Budda received enlightenment. This fast growing tree usually begins as an epiphytem (air plant, grows on trees) but develops roots to support its height of ninety plus feet. The Bo-Tree has purple figs and is different from other species, because of its slender, long leaf tip.
Can be grown as bonsai.
Evergreen tree or contained as a wide shrub, rather slow growing, 20 to 50 feet tall (6-15 m), 30 feet spread (9 m), round head; oval dark green leaves, with brown short fuzz on the underside, about 5 inches long (12 cm).Port Jackson fig, rusty leaved fig; gets its name from the rust-covered down which often coats the undersides of leaves.
Ficus rubiginosa is similar to Ficus obliqua.
Ficus sagittata is a useful indoor plant that thrives with moderate care. It is grown for its glossy and interesting foliage.
Ficus sagittata 'Variegata' is the most popular of Ficus sagittata varieties being more attractive with its variegated leaves: greyish green leaves which are marked with ivory-white.