Ficus aspera – Clown fig

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Ficus aspera Clown fig

S. Pacific Islands; 5m
Planting position: Full sun or semi-shade.Ideal for tropical areas.
Tolerates drought.
Requires regular and thorough watering, until established.
Propagate from seed or cuttings.

The clown fig has 25cm long leaves that are textured, hairy and coloured with white, pink and various greens. It also bears variegated, small fruits.
Ficus auriculata (Mahogany leaf fig, 7m).The mahogany leaf fig bears its fruit in clusters and has very large leaves. Starting off with being reddish, the textured leaves eventually turn dark green.
Ficus benjamina (Weeping fig, 12m)A tree grown for its dense pointed foliage, and also has aerial roots.

Ficus elastia (Rubber tree,27m)The rubber tree is beautiful with dark green, leathery leaves and aerial roots.

Ficus ingens (Red-leafed rock fig, 10m) has interesting foliage habits in spring, when new leaves are bright red. Bearing figs, red when ripe, that appear on the leaf axils.
Ficus rubiginosa (Rusty fig, 15m) is quick growing with leathery leaves that are rusty on the surface and hairy underneath.
Ficus sur (Broom cluster fig, 15m) will attract bird-life through its orange-red fruit, borne on the branches and trunk.
Ficus thonningii (Common fig, 8m) is a fast growing, shading tree with glossy, dark green leaves and small reddish fig-like fruit.

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