The Ficus Carica is native to western Asia. Because of its delicious fruits and the fact that these fruits are easy to store, cultivation of these trees quickly spread throughout the Mediterranean region during the time of the Roman Empire. It was also the Romans who eventually introduced the fig to England. The leaf of the fig tree is known from depictions of Adam and Eve, but in classical paintings the fig leaf is constantly used to cover parts of people. A fig tree is a hardy but deciduous tree and in winter only the beautiful chalk white trunk remains. The leaves are leathery and can grow incredibly large. The fruits of the fig tree ripen between July and September, after which they are edible. The fig tree is a very beautiful and easy plant and is a real asset for the garden, balcony or terrace.
The Ficus Carica prefers a sunny, sheltered and as warm a position as possible. The tree can be planted in full soil or placed in a pot. Always ensure good drainage by placing the plant in a pot with holes in the bottom. If this tree does not get enough water, the leaves will curl up and become limp. So give more water when the leaves start drooping. Water regularly in spring and summer, it is important to feel the soil first. Is it still moist? Then do not water it. However, also prevent the soil from drying out. During hot summers, the fig tree can be watered every day. A rain shower is not enough to provide the soil with sufficient water.
When delivered, the plants have a height of 25 to 40cm (measured incl. pot). The plants are delivered in pots with a diameter/diameter of 9cm.