Ficus auriculata Elephant ear Fig Tree Seeds Ornamental Tropical Plant
Note: In order for us to keep prices as low as possible – small orders may be shipped first class without tracking. Use the drop down menu above to select your desired shipping option – Tracking or no tracking Note: seeds are very tiny Ficus auriculata Elephant Ear FigKnown as elephant ear fig tree due
Note: In order for us to keep prices as low as possible – small orders may be shipped first class without tracking. Use the drop down menu above to select your desired shipping option – Tracking or no tracking Note: seeds are very tiny Ficus auriculata Elephant Ear FigKnown as elephant ear fig tree due to having the large leaves of any fig. Young leaves emerge intensely red turning green as the leaf grows, finally ending at about 2 feet. Makes a perfect potted tropical especially for large areas. When trimmed the plant will fill out with thicker stems and more leaves. The tree can be semi-semi-deciduous so expect a little leaf loss in the fall if exposed to a temperature drop. Large 3 inch fruits emerge in clusters from the stems.Ficus seeds require close attention during the germination period.There is really no such thing as a “houseplant,” since all plants originate from somewhere outdoors, especially the tropics, hence the term “tropical plant.”This fig tree is one plant that can remain indoors all year long and grow very well as a houseplant. Repot every 2-3 years, but like the rubber plant, keep a little on the pot-bound side. The shoot tips can be pinched back to promote branching. Keep in half shade or moderately bright light. If growing outdoors, keep in the shade. The tree is somewhat drought tolerant once established, but does thrives in well-drained soil and moderate moisture. (Let dry out between waterings – then soak down thoroughly) If leaves yellow – under watering or overwatering has taken place.Note: This may be a challenging seed to grow for you and will require patience for germination – (1-9 months) in addition to proper care for success. Needs humidity, protection from wind, proper soil, correct watering program. Under excellent conditions the plant will reward you with a multitude of exotic blooms and will be well worth the work.Don’t try them if you cannot provide these conditions. Do some research on germination, if needed, prior to purchase. Buyers should do their own research for plant uses and other information.We thank you for your support of rare and naturally grown seeds! Some seeds require some experience in growing. We provide germination guidance and recommend that you do some research before ordering if you feel unsure. Growing plants from seed is supposed to be fun. Sometimes it is successful and sometimes not- this is the way it is with gardening. Because we are not there to plant them, we cannot be responsible for germination failure due to improper planting or climate conditions. We will always send you viable seeds We thank you for your support of rare and naturally grown seeds!This widely adaptable plant can be used for a wide range of uses including, standard growing as well as the greenhouse or houseplant. It makes the perfect patio plant but, will need protection from frost. Keep well watered until established.We have been in the garden – seed business for over 40 years and were one of the first to sell seeds on the internet many years ago. We will give you quality seed and service. We will be there for you not only today but down the road from now should you need growing help or more seeds. We thank you in advance for your business.Note: all seeds are fresh and viable. We will not and can not be responsible for the germination of any seed since everyone has their own methods of starting, growing and planting them. We will only advise you of what we think works best. See below for more information. It is the buyer’s responsibility to know whether any plant or seed is acceptable or allowable for the area being shipped to. Seller is not responsible for buyer’s use of plant or seeds and any dangers thereof. By purchasing this item buyer accepts this understanding.=================================All seed descriptions are based on careful study, research and our own growing experiments. They are reproduced here, from our web site and seed company packet descriptions and are Copyright along with photos © [ Serendipity Seeds ] 1998-present. All rights reserved. No part of these descriptions may be reproduced, in part or in whole, without the written consent of the owner/publisher. Seed is a live product which depends on many important grower skills such as proper planting time, seed depth, type of soil, watering, light intensity, proper use of fertilizers, weed controls, fungicides, insecticides, soil conditions, and reasonable weather during the growing period. These factors are totally out of the sellers control, and germination and growing results are the buyer’s responsibility and risk.