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Rock Fig
Scientific Name: Ficus palmeri S. Watson
Family: Moraceae
Rock Fig (Ficus palmeri)
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Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 28 F (-2C)

Sun Exposure: Light shade to full sun

Origin: Mexico (Sonora, Baja)

Growth Habits: Caudiciform tree, drought deciduous.

Watering Needs: Moderate water in summer, little water the rest of the year.

Propagation: Seed

The Ficus palmeri grows in the wild in rocky cliffs. They develop a thick trunk that can be spectacular as bonsai or as a specimen tree. Will loose its leaves if kept too dry, which is the mechanism it uses in nature.
Rock Fig (Ficus palmeri)

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