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FICUS obliqua

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Small Leaved Fig

Family: Moraceae

Characteristics: Tree to 15 m spread 5 m

Seeds per packet: 100

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Commonly known as the Small-leaved Fig a tree has an erect stem with smooth bark and a widely spreading densely textured crown.

Glossy green blunt leathery leaves 6 cm long. Yellows globular paired fruits, sessile figs appearing in summer.

Can be used as indoor pot plant in cold climates and is often used as a bonsai subject.

Native to New South Wales, Queensland and the Northern Territory.

Prefers a light to heavy soil in an open sunny position, drought and frost tender.

Although seed can be sown most of the year in Australia seed is generally best sown in spring or autumn in temperate climates, avoid the coldest and hottest months of the year. The optimum germination temperature for germination is around 20-25°C

  1. Sow seed on surface of a porous seed raising mix. The seed will lodge in the the pores of the mix once watered.
  2. Sprinkle a very light covering of the seed raising mix over the seed. Do not bury too seed deeply.
  3. Water with fine mist spray to avoid disturbance of the seed.
  4. Place in a warm shaded or semi shaded position to avoid dying out.
  5. Keep warm & moist, avoid drying out or waterlogging the growing mix.
  6. Germination generally occurs in around 21-42 days in the right condition.

General note: Seeds of many natives are dormant and require specific conditions or pre-treatment for germination.
Do not be too hasty to discard seed that does not germinate, seeds will often lay dormant until the conditions are similar to their natural requirements for germination to occur. Containers put to one side will often surprise long after they were discarded.


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