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Ficus cyathistipula

Ficus cyathistipula (Ficus cyathistipula)

This lush Ficus is sometimes available as a house plant. I have had this tree for twenty years. It was purchased in a 5 inch pot with 3 small plants. It is in a pot that has grown into the ground.
This tree is about 15 feet tall and I am not sure how large it will grow. Also, it is one of the easiest plants to propagate--I just stick cuttings in the ground and they grow.

From what I've read this tree is native to the Ivory Coast of Africa.

The small figs are just starting to grow and will become as large as the common edible fig.

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My yard is not very large and Ficus are the worst trees to put into the ground because they are so large and have a massive root system. This Ficus though is growing very well in the pot with it root growing in the ground...the pot looks like soon it will burst. Unfortunately, this tree may have to cut down or cut back drastically.

I've had to cut down a Ficus craterastoma and Ficus thonningii recently that did the same thing. They are regrowing though from the roots.

7 Oct, 2008

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