Fig (Ficus carica)
$16.82 incl. GST
Overall Height APPROXIMATELY 35cm-95cm.
- ⇒ Fruits are seasonal.
- ⇒ The picture shown is for reference only.
- Ficus carica is an Asian species of flowering plants in the mulberry family, known as the common fig (or just the fig).
- It is the source of the fruit also called the fig and as such is an important crop in those areas where it is grown commercially.
- Fig plants are cultivated widely both for its fruit and also as ornamental plants.
- It requires cool, well-drained soil.
- It is indifferent to soil type, but development is slower in poor and rocky soil.
- In cold weather climates, consider planting your trees near a wall, since the added protection will help your plants withstand the cold.
- A general-purpose fertilizer with an analysis of 8-8-8 or 10-10-10 is fine.
- It's easy to overdo it with stronger fertilizers.
- It's best to provide fertilizer for fig trees only when the tree shows symptoms of slow growth or pale leaves, but there are a couple of exceptions where fig trees need regular feedings.
- It grows best in full sun (they'll tolerate partial shade in hot summer climates) and well-drained garden soil.
- Before planting, check the potting mix in the pot and water thoroughly if it's dry.
- Water once per week.
- Leave the soil to dry first and then soak once a week.
- If the plant manages to produce fruit indoors then its quality will be undermined by too much water.