Ficus petiolaris - the Rock FigRegular price $29.00
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
Light: Filtered light to Full shade, Categories 3-5 (please see our blog on plant light requirements)
Soil: Soil type x (please see our blog on soil requirements)
Fertiliser: As directed on your fertiliser of choice. Fortnightly or monthly during the growing season
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.