PlantsFicus→Natal Fig (Ficus natalensis subsp. leprieurii 'Malay Gold')

Botanical names:
Ficus natalensis subsp. leprieurii Accepted
Ficus triangularis Synonym

Also sold as:
'Variegata'

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 8-10 feet
Plant Spread: 10-12 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Variegated
Other: 2 - 3 inch, triangular in shape, creamy to golden-yellow with gray-green variegation.
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Other: Greenish-yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Wasps
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Ficus Natalensis "Malay Gold" care tips? Small rooted cutting- leaf drop - Help by Rouxde Jun 22, 2019 7:50 AM 3
Show your variegated plants! (or spotted, splashed, etc anything but green!) by Gina1960 Dec 19, 2018 8:38 AM 200
What plant is this? by pinkerbellis Feb 27, 2017 7:23 AM 12
Aguane's Garden Pt. 2 by Aguane Jul 5, 2011 11:12 PM 77

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