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Ficus Island Dwarf

399.00

Ficus Island Dwarf

399.00

Description

The look of green island ficus is at home in both a tropical garden or a more formal setting. This is a wonderful texture plant – deep green glossy leaves look similar to a jade plant, and contrast well with other foliage types and colors.

Ficus is a pan-tropical genus of trees, shrubs, and vines occupying a wide variety of ecological niches; most are evergreen, but some deciduous species are endemic to areas outside of the tropics and to higher elevations.

Fig species are characterized by their unique inflorescence and distinctive pollination syndrome, which utilizes wasp species belonging to the Agaonidae family for pollination. The always popular ficus tree is a member of the fig family and perfect for caring for as a houseplant. There are several varieties of this plant that are grown as houseplants. Among these are the ficus Benjamina or weeping fig, the ficus lyrata or fiddlehead fig, and the ficus elastica decora or rubber tree. Ficus plants range from large trees to woody shrubs to trailing vines. The ficus comes in many shapes and sizes that make this a popular focal point in your home. Ficus (genus Ficus), a group of about 900 species of trees, shrubs, and vines, commonly called figs. Native primarily to tropical areas of East Asia, they are distributed throughout the world’s tropics. Many are tall forest trees that are buttressed by great spreading roots; others are planted as ornamentals. The always popular ficus tree is a member of the fig family and perfect for caring for as a houseplant. There are several varieties of this plant that are grown as houseplants. Among these are the ficus Benjamina or weeping fig, the ficus lyrata or fiddlehead fig, and the ficus elastica decora or rubber tree. The Bodhi tree, under which the Buddha achieved enlightenment, is believed by many to have been a ficus religiosa. The most popular indoor tree is the Ficus Benjamina.