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Pot Belly Fig
Botanical name: Ficus microcarpa
Plant type: Evergreen perennial.
Size (HxW): 25cm x 30cm
Depth and spacing: We recommend that they should be planted in pots for a Bonsai effect. Plant the 100gm plant at the same level as in the pot where the crown meets the roots. The 300gm & 1kg plant can be planted in potting mix to where the crown meets the roots with roots spread evenly below the soil surface.
Watering: Give a good soaking once a week, if rainfall is low.
Frost tolerance: Keep in a protected area away from severe frosts.
Flowering time: Fruits are produced in summer.
Planting time: Anytime
Soil: Well-drained potting mix is recommended.
Climate: Cool to Tropical.
Aspect: Full sun to semi-shade.
Fertilizer: Add a slow-release fertilizer every 3 months.
Comments: These plants are recommended for Bonsai, in decorative pots. Planting in a garden situation will result in a very large tree (up to 25m). Re-pot and trim the roots (only the long large ones) every two to three years, replenishing the soil. . We recommend that this should be done during spring, giving the plant time to recover before summer. Trim and shape branches when necessary. They can be brought inside, providing they have sufficient light.
Last Reviewed: 10/27/2004 2:47:49 PM
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