Unique woody, twiggy low growing "character" trunks give this quirky hybrid of F. carica x pumila high marks with cascade bonsai trainers who also value its richly haired, quilted foliage. This selfbranching jewel needs high humidity like its carica parent to maintain good spidermite free foliage; loves a pole or wall to clamber like its pumila parent. Of most interest to collectors as the Moraceae are notoriously difficult to hybridize as the blossoms face the center of the enclosed protofruit available only to the designated wasp species.. Not only prized by moss topiary designers but also now discovered by Wardian Case designers looking for a taller fig which will remain small featured.
|Cultural Code||HP CGH|
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.×