"Natal Fig" Small distinctively shaped thin leaves on much-branched plants excellent in containers; if chilled, will enter a dormancy cycle--do not be alarmed for the elongated somewhat rhomboid foliage will eventually emerge on new shoots. Please note that this species typically partially defoliates when shipped--but you can always use these dropped leaves for your sycomancy persuits. A better greenhouse subject than a houseplant. We are told that this is grown for its fruit in South Africa; we are unsure as to the implementation of said fruit.
|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.×