Long leathery pendant leaves closely shingled on handsome somewhat weeping branches forming one of the best houseplant figs. A commoner but better growing cousin to the Ficus longifolia above developing papery mahogany-umber trunks speckled with bright whitish bars--best situtated so this ornately designed trunk can be easily viewed. Epiphytic African strangler. Always dramatic, easily grown species which seems to have disappeared from the trade, although still a basic street tree in Singapore, from which our clone derives. Beautiful weeping form in the fig tribe--faster growing than its more pendant cousin..Leaves are narrower generally than Ficus longifolia.
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.×