New Caledonia Fig Tree – Ficus habrophylla
New Caledonia Fig Tree, Ficus habrophylla, is a tropical, evergreen fruit bearing tree, 5-8 meters tall in cultivation, indigenous to New Caledonia. The plant has rounded crown and solid type of branches, gray or brown bark, somewhat fissured. The very large leaves and shape of the tree makes it without question a beautiful ornamental plant.
Ficus habrophylla leaves are large, dark green and showy, spirally arranged, obovate to ovate-elliptic, 12-30 cm long and 6-21 cm wide with leathery smooth texture but now and then with some serrated bases.
New Caledonia Fig Tree Fruit
The fruit is stalk-less or stalked, axillary, arranged in pairs but occasionally solitary, with stems up to 2 cm long. The New Caledonia Fig fruit is consumed fresh or made into pies. It is a favor of the Kanak people but also the fruit bats.
New Caledonia Fig Tree Propagation Methods
Plant propagation is from cuttings. It grows well in pots when young. It is a rare plant and difficult to find. Ficus habrophylla is a member of the Moraceae family the genus Ficus.
New Caledonia Fig Tree, Ficus habrophylla
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