I kept my plant
small and well cut for seven years, but my neighbour left the
our common kitchen
open for two nights in a row - with hard frost,
while I wasn't home! I
got it confirmed: It can't stand frost!
A large tree by Forest & Kim
Carl Linnaeus Junior, 1782
Island, Assam, Bangladesh, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo,
Cambodia, Caroline Island, China, Christmas Island, Cocos
(Keeling) Island, East Himalaya, Hainan, India, Japan, Java,
Laccadive Island, Laos, Lesser Sunda Island, Malaya, Maluku,
Marianas, Marshall Island, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New
Caledonia, New Guinea, Nicobar Island, Philippines,
Queensland; Australia, Solomon Islands, South China Sea, Sri
Lanka, Sulawesi + Sumatera; Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand,
Vietnam, West Himalaya
Rich - Mix
Fig, Indian Laurel, Laurel Rubber, Chinese Banyan,
Malayan Banyan, Smallfruit Fig, Green Island Fig, Ginsing Fig
Ficus retusa, Linnaeus.
Ficus thonningii, Blume,
Ficus benjamina, Willd.
Ficus retusiformis, H. LÚv,
Ficus microcarpa var. hillii, Corner.
Ficus microcarpa var. saffordii,Corner.
This member of the Moraceae family was described by Carl Linnaeus the
younger in 1782. It's found in India, China and Malaysia. It is
really easy, doesn't care much about the soil, some water and from
shadow to full sun. The stem will grow up to one meter in diameter
and reach 15 meters high. It can be reproduced both by cuttings and
The genera name originates
from the old Latin name for Ficus carica which was from the
Persian word fica. The species name
means 'small fruits'.
Perfect for bonsai.