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Jul 14, 2016 11:50 AM CST
|I have Fiddle Leaf Fig (Ficus lyrata), Rubber Tree (Ficus Elastica), and Narrow Leaf Fig (Ficus maclellandii 'Alii').
This has been rated the #1 centerpiece houseplant for three decades. These plants are always showcased in high-end, interior decorating magazines. That being said, many of us will never see one of these magnificent plants for sale. With their huge, fiddle-shaped leaves, dark green color, and vigorous growth, it will remain an extremely popular houseplant.
I have several divisions, taken from my 25 year old "Mother" plant available, and they will all be 24"-30" tall. It takes a 36" long box to ship a 30" plant, and that's the largest box I can ship. All my fiddles are growing in 1 gal. pots but ship bare-root to save on shipping costs. They ship well bare-root.
FICUS MACLELLANDII 'ALII'
This plant may be as close to the perfect houseplant as you'll find. Ficus 'Benjamina' drops its leaves constantly and grows leggy. Fiddle leaf ficus, though a grand plant like no other, grows very fast. The 'Alii' has all of the best attributes most of us look for in their houseplants. Unlike the Fiddle Leaf, the 'Alii' grows only approximately 6" per year and unlike the 'Benjamin', the 'Alii' seldom drops leaves and grows more densely. Though the 'Alii' grows best in bright, indirect light, it tolerates less light. It also tolerates neglect and can go periods without water or fertilizer. It can be pruned on a regular basis to not only control its size but also to increase conpactness.
I have plants that are 24"-30" and they are growing in 1 gal. pots, well-rooted, multi-branched, and healthy. Like the fiddle leaf, the narrow leaf ships bare-root. These plants also travel well.
IF YOU HAVE LIMITED SPACE OR JUST WANT AN EASY-TO-CARE-FOR PLANT, THE 'ALII' IS JUST THE PLANT FOR YOU.
And last but not least, FICUS ELASTICA
The "Rubber Tree" is a long-time favorite, with its easy care, large deep-green with burgundy vein leaves, and lack of leaf drop. The almost waxy leaves will have burgundy coloration when the plant gets a few hours of early morning or very late afternoon sun. This plant grows even when extremely root-bound, in low-light conditions, and shrugs off drought and lack of fertilizing. No green thumb? You can grow this plant!
Like the Ficus trees, these plants will be 24"-30" tall.
Contact me via T-Mail if interested in any of these plants.
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
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