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Ficus dammaropsis - Dinner Plate Fig Tree

Ficus dammaropsis - Dinner Plate Fig Tree (Ficus dammaropsis - Dinner Plate Fig Tree)

This very sought after tree/shrub is still very expensive. However, the price has gone down a little bit. It used to cost $500.00 - $1,000.00 for a small sapling. The leaves are so gigantic on this tree you can use them as an umbrella. Photo taken at San Diego Botanical Gardens on Mar. 1, 2011.

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3 Mar, 2011


Well that costs a fortune.Why are they so expensive Delonix?

3 Mar, 2011



It's very difficult to propagate. The fruits are sterile here. It's a native of New Guinea...and there's a wasp or type of bug there which pollinates the fruits, only in New Guinea. It's usually propagated by air-layering which isn't always successful.

3 Mar, 2011

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