Mistletoe Fig (Ficus Deltoidea)
This is a compact little fig from South East Asia which has spoon shaped, leathery green leaves. In the wild they grow as an understory plant in the lowland and mountains, at elevations up to 3200m. As such they are quite tolerant of cold temperatures.
They usually grow as an epiphyte (on trees) but sometimes are also found on sandy shores and rocky mountain tops. They produce handsome little green fruits in pairs through summer and autumn.
All this means that these guys are one of the easiest to grow indoor plants getting around!
Water when the top few centimetres of soil in the pot has dried out, usually once every 1-2 weeks. These guys require good drainage so never allow them to stand in water.
They perform well in bright indirect light but will also thrive in full sun so once they get a bit big for inside they can make an excellent balcony plant. They are also quite salt tolerant making them great for coastal gardens or balconies.
Plants are approximately 60cm tall when delivered but may grow to 2m tall indoors and much larger outdoors. These awesome plants are also suitable for bonsai if you want to keep them miniature!
Greeting your Mistletoe Fig
These plants are shipped in a 1.5L nursery pot that is wrapped in a calico bag to keep the soil in during transport. They will fit any pot from our Classic Pot Range.