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Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: to 100 feet
Plant Spread: 40 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Suitable Locations: Beach Front
Patio/Ornamental/Small Tree
Houseplant
Resistances: Flood Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Layering
Pollinators: Wasps
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

Bonsai, started 1995, trained since 1999

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Posted by dyzzypyxxy (Sarasota, Fl) on Aug 23, 2014 12:46 PM

This fig, commonly sold as a house plant, has been planted outdoors in warm winter areas. It grows very large and is considered a danger to property. It has weak limbs that break in high winds, a very thick leaf canopy, and a shallow root system, so the trees are prone to uprooting during high wind events such as tropical storms. Not recommended to plant within 60ft of any building.

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