Leathery smooth oval leaves on low epiphytic species; popular among indoor bonsai trainers as waxy small leaves reduce well, the stems grow laterally quite easily, & (with good humidity) masses of strangler roots give good character especially as trained over coral or other character stones. (Techniques for this procedure are presented in several of the bonsai themed books we offer in the book section of this site.) At times demand outstrips our stock, so patience may be advised when ordering this lovely tiny fruited fig originally shared with us by Kirstenbosch Botanic Gardens.
|Cultural Code||HP TGH|
Some of you grow only indoors, some only in terrariums; many of you have hobby greenhouses; while a growing number of customers live in subtropical or tropical areas of the world. These brief codes are an attempt to suggest whether or not a particular plant will do well in your particular conditions.
If an entry has the cluster HP CGH, this means normal house plant culture will be successful if the plant is given a cool CGH moist location; however if the entry has the cluster CGH HP, you would interpret this to suggest that while Cool Greenhouse conditions are needed for total success with this plant, House Plant conditions will be adequate, while not ideal. If the cluster is HH CGH you would interpret this to mean that while in Zone 8 or below this will be winter hardy outdoor, further north it will need considerable mulch, a cold frame, or a Cool Greenhouse to thrive. And so on.×