DWARF MATURE SIZE – STRIKING AND UNUSUAL APPEARANCE
NEWLY SPECIES FOR ENTHUSIASTS – BUT DIFFICULT TO FIND
Until about 3 months ago, I had never heard of this species. There’s essentially no scientific articles on it on the Internet. I’ve read that it is native to South Africa. It’s mentioned as a smaller replacement for the popular Fiddle Leaf Fig. It differs from the latter in that it’s leaves are very soft and pliable. It is also much smaller tree mature. The Fiddle Leaf Fig in my yard is over 30 feet tall and 20 feet wide with a thick trunk. This new species is supposed to be a real dwarf, not getting over 4 to 6 feet tall. Leaves are a foot wide, prominently veined and round. Inside, it’s said to want very bright light – next to a bright window. Cold hardiness is unknown. We’ll know more by next spring after we winter them over at our nursery. I have no data growing it outdoors. We’re offering some nicely sized 15 gallon that are 7 to 8 feet tall in their pots. I only have a couple. They are apparently near mature height. BTW, this is only the second time we’ve offered this tree for sale. We know it does well as an interior plant but data on growing outside is limited. We have only one or two 15g and a few 5g which, obviously, are les expensive. Grab one as I doubt we’ll have them again.
|Sorry, but no photos of mature trees are available.