Ficus Petiolaris, a native of Mexico, commonly known as rock fig, because it is often found growing in rocky areas where the roots stretch over rocks in search of rooting soil. Petiolaris has a very distinctive hot pink veins on each leaf and develops a large and distinctive lump at base, which is called a basal caudex. Even a young plant can produce a swollen stem.
Ficus Petiolaris is a relatively less common and hard to find member of the ficus family. It grows only up to 75cm and seldom it can reach up to 2m. Rock Fig makes an excellent bonsai.
Besides Petiolaris, you’ll also find Ficus Lyrata in our store.
Size: this plant is about 25cm tall and comes in 12cm pot.
Light: part sun to part shade
Water: when the top 3cm of soil are dry to touch, keep on the dry side to prevent over watering
Soil: well draining potting mix
This plant is toxic to humans and animals when ingested.