Then I pruned it for some
years, and now I have a massive bush, only 75 centimetres high.
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
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.