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Ficus auriculata / Elephant Ear Fig Tree (50 x seeds)
Ficus auriculata / Elephant Ear Fig Tree (50 x seeds)

Ficus auriculata / Elephant Ear Fig Tree (50 x seeds)

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Seed Seed
Regular price
$15.00
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$15.00
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Binomial name: Ficus auriculata 

Family: Moraceae 

Characteristics: The Elephant Ear fig tree is a small evergreen to semi-deciduous tree, with ovate (egg-shaped) velvety ear-like leaves. It looks stunning as a houseplant in interior settings. Rare seeds from Canada.

Seeds per packet: 50

Description: Seed can be sown throughout the year indoors in a mini glasshouse.

Planting medium: Seed raising mix (preferably organic).

Optimum germination temperature: 22-26°C.

  1. Create a mini glasshouse. Follow instructions here
  2. Lightly press the seeds into the seed raising mix at a depth of 0.5cm. Space seeds about 1cm apart from each other. Cover with a light sprinkle of soil. Use a spray mist to moisten seeds so seeds are not disturbed. 
  3. Put lid on container to speed up germination, as it increases heat and conserves moisture.
  4. Put mini glasshouse in indirect sun. Do not put in direct sun, as this will dry the planting medium. Keep damp, but not soaking.
  5. Put container on heat pad or near a heat source. Keep an eye on the soil and container. If too much moisture builds up, take the cover off for a bit to allow excess moisture to evaporate.
  6. Germination should be between 2-3 months, sometimes longer so be patient.
  7. Gently move seedlings to individual containers when they are 3cm high.