Long leathery pendant leaves closely shingled on handsome arching branches; rare species developing papery mahogany-umber trunks speckled with bright whitish bars--best situtated so this ornately designed trunk can be easily viewed. Epiphytic African strangler more deeply dramatically weeping than the similar smaller and more rigidly erect Ficus maclellandii 'Alii'. 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. Without doubt the most beautiful weeping form in the fig tribe even though it displays a strangler urge if grown in high humidity in the deep tropics of your greenhouse. Our fig fancier customers inform us that this is a better performing house plant than the similar F. l. Allii.
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.×