The ficus Carica or also called the Fig Tree You will find in the areas around the Mediterranean, small Asia and North West India. Nowadays also in the Southern Europe.
The Fig Tree likes to be in a warm place, in full sun or a little shade, both are good. In summer the plant needs a lot of water, but make sure that if you put the plant in a pot, it is well drained, use potting soil mixed with hydro grains, gravel is allowed. This makes the water easier to walk away and this prevents root rot. If you have a place in the garden, it is even better to plant the plant in the ground. Give one or two hands full of fertilizer granules in the spring (Pokon). Possibly in the summer again but be careful not to give too much. The Fig tree blooms in May and can be fertilized without pollination.
In the spring or autumn you can prune the branches, but only in the autumn when all the leaves have fallen off, otherwise the tree will bleed. The white juice that comes out can irritate the eyes and hands. The fruit is red-fleshed and sweet, you can use it to make jam.
The leaves are thick and leathery and fresh green in color.
The Ficus carica or fig tree loses its leaves in the autumn.