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6" Ficus Altissima, Varig, 3p
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Ficus Altissima, or "Council Tree" is quite a character in the wilds of SE Asia it hails from. Starting life as an opportunistic epiphyte growing on another tree, it sends out vigorous roots that anchor it to the ground and can strangle its host most ungraciously for its hospitality and then grow up to 100'. Much more nicely behaved in our own little wilds, Altissima will keep to a way more modest 6' or 7' (and maybe a little more). The muscular, brown trunks support no-nonsense shiny and leathery leaves in a multitude of lemony-lime, citrusy-green shades, all patchy and random. The prominent veins are bright yellow. Plants with multiple trunks in the pot make a handsome specimen plant with tons of character.
- Air Purifying
Quick Care Guide:
- Water - Medium (3): Water plant when dry. Plant does not like soil to always be moist, but doesn't like to stay dry once becomes dry. Water as soon as soil is dry.
- Light - Med/High (4): Needs more light than most, but direct light not necessary. Can handle morning and afternoon sun directly on leaves.
- Difficulty - Med/High (4): A little more finicky than most. Requires some extra care.