After four years, the two
small twigs now form a 2,5 meter tree.
Then I pruned it for some
years, and now I have a massive bush, only 75 centimetres high.
Ficus benjamina subsp. comosa (Roxb.) Panigrahi & Murti
Ficus benjamina var. nuda (Miq.) M.F.Barrett
Ficus comosa Roxb.
Ficus cuspidatocaudata Hayata
Ficus dictyophylla Wall.
Ficus haematocarpa Blume ex Decne.
Ficus neglecta Decne.
Ficus nepalensis Blanco
Ficus nitida Thunb.
Ficus notobor Buch.-Ham. ex Wall.
Ficus nuda (Miq.) Miq.
Ficus papyrifera Griff.
Ficus parvifolia Oken
Ficus pendula Link
Ficus pyrifolia Salisb.
Ficus reclinata Desf.
Ficus retusa var. nitida (Thunb.) Miq.
Ficus striata Roth
Ficus tsiela, William Roxburgh.
Ficus umbrina Elmer
Ficus xavieri Merr.
Urostigma benjaminum (L.) Miq.
Urostigma benjaminum var. nudum (Miq.) Miq.
Urostigma haematocarpum Miq.
Urostigma neglectum Miq.
Urostigma nitidum (Thunb.) Miq.
Urostigma nitidum Gasp.
Urostigma nudum Miq.
|Author: ||Carl Linnaeus 1767
||Andaman Islands, Assam,
Northern Australia, Bangladesh, Bismarck Archipelago,
Borneo, Cambodia, China, East Himalaya, Hainan, India, Java,
Laos, Lesser Sunda Islands, Malaya, Maluku, Myanmar, Nepal,
New Guinea, Nicobar Islands, Philippines, Solomon Islands,
Sulawesi + Sumatera; Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
||Weeping Fig, Benjamin's
Fig, Tropic Laurel, Java Tree, Small Leaved Rubber Plant,
||Ficus retusa Carl von Linnaeus 1767.
And quite some more, see below...
This member of the Moraceae family was described
by Carl Linnaeus in 1767. It is found in south and southeast
Asia and throughout the eastern Australia. It will grow in any kind
of soil with some to lots of water and some to lots of sun. It can
grow to 30 meters height and even wider.
I have been trying to grow this plant since
1997, trying to obtain the dense shape as I see in the tropics. It
have now succeeded: I turn it 180 degrees every week. It is
placed one meter inside from a western window, and it always has water.
Pruning it weekly during the growth season, and it is
exactly as I want it! Besides from the pruning, it have not lost a
single leaf in four years, and it is massive!
It have been a
popular house- and office plant in Denmark for years. New knowledge
shows how bad an idea that was: The milk sap and dust in general
make a cocktail that enhances allergy, it is said.