Desert Fig – Ficus platypoda

$2.95

This Australia native produces interesting aerial roots and is ideal for bonsai art.

Naturally growing in dry, rocky areas, the Desert Fig or Rock Fig is an excellent choice for root over rock and other exposed root bonsai styles. The naturally stocky stem makes it an excellent choice for the bonsai artist.  

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Naturally growing in dry, rocky areas, the Desert Fig or Rock Fig is an excellent choice for root over rock and other exposed root bonsai styles. The naturally stocky stem makes it an excellent choice for the bonsai artist.  

Bonsai Location

Indoor or Outdoor

Bonsai Difficulty

Beginner

Bonsai Styles

Semi-cascade, Informal Upright, Slanted Trunk

Bonsai Size

Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)

Position/Sunlight

Full Sun

Additional Features

Attracts Birds, Easy Care Plants

In the Garden

When used in gardens, this small tree can reach a height of 10m, but should be planted away from paving, structures and services since it has aggressive roots. However, if you have the right spot for this wild fig, the lush foliage and attractive aerial roots will be a talking-point.

Propagation

As an Australian native, this tree will thrive in local conditions with little additional attention. It forms a wide trunk and bears small, golden-yellow, edible fruits that are much-loved by birds. No special care is required and this drought-tolerant plant is extremely easy to grow.

Common Name:Desert Fig
Scientific Name:Ficus platypoda
Seeds Per Packet:Approx 200
Climate:Arid/Semi Arid, Subtropical, Tropical, Warm Temperate
Hardiness:3 (-5 to 0 °C)
Ideal Soil pH:Any
Soil Type:Clay, Loam, Sand, Silt
Position/Sunlight:Full Sun
Watering:Medium
Flower Colour:Unremarkable
Bonsai Location:Indoor or Outdoor
Bonsai Difficulty:Beginner
Bonsai Styles:Semi-cascade, Informal Upright, Slanted Trunk
Bonsai Size:Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)
Tree Full Height:15-25m
Tree Full Width:15-25m
Foliage:Evergreen
Foliage Colour:Green
Seasons Of Interest:Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
Climate:Arid/Semi Arid, Subtropical, Tropical, Warm Temperate
Additional Features:Attracts Birds, Easy Care Plants
Growing Information

In the Garden

When used in gardens, this small tree can reach a height of 10m, but should be planted away from paving, structures and services since it has aggressive roots. However, if you have the right spot for this wild fig, the lush foliage and attractive aerial roots will be a talking-point.

Propagation

As an Australian native, this tree will thrive in local conditions with little additional attention. It forms a wide trunk and bears small, golden-yellow, edible fruits that are much-loved by birds. No special care is required and this drought-tolerant plant is extremely easy to grow.

Product Details
Common Name:Desert Fig
Scientific Name:Ficus platypoda
Seeds Per Packet:Approx 200
Climate:Arid/Semi Arid, Subtropical, Tropical, Warm Temperate
Hardiness:3 (-5 to 0 °C)
Ideal Soil pH:Any
Soil Type:Clay, Loam, Sand, Silt
Position/Sunlight:Full Sun
Watering:Medium
Flower Colour:Unremarkable
Bonsai Location:Indoor or Outdoor
Bonsai Difficulty:Beginner
Bonsai Styles:Semi-cascade, Informal Upright, Slanted Trunk
Bonsai Size:Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)
Tree Full Height:15-25m
Tree Full Width:15-25m
Foliage:Evergreen
Foliage Colour:Green
Seasons Of Interest:Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
Climate:Arid/Semi Arid, Subtropical, Tropical, Warm Temperate
Additional Features:Attracts Birds, Easy Care Plants