Ficus Macrophylla (Moreton Bay Fig)

Ficus Macrophylla Seeds (Moreton Bay Fig)

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It produces an edible fruit similar to the common Fig, Ficus carica. The fruit is 18-25mm in diameter.

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Ficus macrophylla, the Moreton Bay Fig, is a large evergreen tree named after Moreton Bay in Queensland, Australia. The Moreton Bay Fig grows to over 35 meters tall in its native environment. It can make a great bonsai. It has large, elliptic, leathery, dark green leaves and bears small red/orange flowers. The flowers are hermaphrodite, they have both male and female organs. It produces an edible fruit similar to the common Fig, Ficus carica. The fruit is 18-25mm in diameter. It readily produces aerial roots given high humidity levels. Ficus produces aerial roots that hang down from horizontal branches and take root where they touch the ground. Ficus macrophylla rarely drops leaves and can withstand hard pruning. Hardiness zones 9-11, (5ºC/40ºF, -5ºC/25ºF) in Winter. It grows best in full sun with plenty of water. The tree is not particular in what type of soil it is potted as long as it is a well draining mix. Fertilize with an organic or all purpose fertilizer every week. It requires moist soil.
Label Ficus macrophylla
Common name Moreton Bay fig
Family Moraceae
Genus Ficus
Species Ficus macrophylla
Cultivar No
Therapeutic uses No
Germination No pre-treatment is required. Cover the seeds with 1/4" of your soil mixture. Keep damp soil, not soaking wet. Keep pot in warm situation 20°C/68°F, 24°C/75°F. Germination can take several months. It can be a more, don't give up.
Scarification / Stratification No

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