Ficus petiolaris - the Rock Fig
Ficus petiolaris - the Rock Fig
Ficus petiolaris - the Rock Fig
Ficus petiolaris - the Rock Fig

Ficus petiolaris - the Rock Fig

Regular price $29.00
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A lithophytic caudiciform fig tree that can be grown as a bonsai. It has paper thin, blue heart shaped leaves, red veining with an almost pearl sheen look to the leaves. A slower growing but low maintenance plant. Fun fact about this particular fig is that in order to produce seed it rely's on a single, highly specialised local wasp species to pollinate, the wasp is also completely reliant on the fig in order to reproduce. To sustain the population of the particular pollinator, these figs must be large enough and have enough stored nutrients to allow individual Figs to flower asynchronously.  

Current Pot Size: 100mm

Synonyms: Rock Fig

Origin: Mexico

Light: Filtered light to Full Shade - Category 3-4 (please see our blog on plant light requirements)
Soil: Indoor mix (please see our blog on soil requirements)
Fertiliser: As directed on your fertiliser of choice. Fortnightly or monthly during the growing season (please see our blog on plant food)

Watering: Don't over water, they like to dry out between waterings. 

Maintenance: Water less during colder months. keep in a smaller pot and prune back yearly if a bonsai look is desired. 

Postage is a flat rate of $18, spend over $99 and it's free! Live plants can only be posted directly to NSW, ACT, QLD, VIC, SA. Plants can be sent to WA, NT and TAS via a plant concierge. Please see our blog on quarantine states for more information.

All plants pictured are considered an accurate representation of the plant you will receive. It represents the rough size, colour and condition. These are plants however and due to changes in climatic conditions and plant variation there will be minor differences.

We are now adding in 'Transport risk' in the product description as some plants are more delicate than others and/or find transport stressful. We will rate in terms of Low, Medium or High risk and discuss specifically to the plant in question. If this information is not provided yet please feel free to reach out via email to ask. Please also note that if plants are sent with new leaves that haven't had the chance to harden off they are susceptible to physical damage in transit as the slightest touch can cause it. 

Please note that we use 'Bugs for Bugs' regularly as a preventative control measure for pests. These predatory bugs are administered in vermiculite. This vermiculite is sprinkles onto the leaves and sometimes remains. 

We know that sometimes it's hard to get an idea of the size of the plant your are purchasing. Photos can make plants look bigger than they actually are. That's why we've made it easy. In each listing you will notice a photo with a background with lines drawn. These lines are distanced 5cm away from each other and the photographs are taken straight on with products against the wall. These photos will be the best indicator of size.

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