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Council Tree Ficus altissima 20 Seeds USA Company

Council Tree Ficus altissima 20 Seeds USA Company

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Ficus altissima, commonly known as the council tree or the council fig, is a species of fig tree native to Southeast Asia and parts of northern Australia. Here's an overview of its characteristics:

Appearance: Ficus altissima is a large, evergreen tree that can grow up to 30 meters (approximately 100 feet) tall in its natural habitat. It has a spreading canopy with glossy, leathery leaves that are typically ovate to elliptic in shape, measuring around 10-20 centimeters (4-8 inches) in length. The leaves are dark green on the upper surface and lighter green on the underside.

Fruit: Like other fig species, Ficus altissima produces small, spherical fig fruits that ripen to a reddish color. These fruits are favored by birds and other wildlife, which aid in the dispersal of the tree's seeds.

Habitat: This species is native to tropical and subtropical regions of Southeast Asia, including countries such as India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam. It thrives in a variety of habitats, including lowland forests, riverbanks, and disturbed areas.

Cultural Significance: In some cultures, Ficus altissima holds cultural or religious significance. Its large size and spreading canopy make it a prominent tree in the landscape, and it is often planted as a shade tree in parks, gardens, and urban areas.

Ecological Importance: Ficus altissima provides habitat and food for various wildlife species, including birds, bats, and insects. Its dense foliage also helps to provide shade and shelter for other plants and animals in its ecosystem.

Gardening: In suitable climates, Ficus altissima can be grown as an ornamental tree in gardens and parks. It is relatively low-maintenance once established and can tolerate a range of soil types, although it prefers well-drained, fertile soil.

Growing Instructions

  1. The seeds like moist, well-drained soil. Prepare a mixture of half potting soil and half sand, perlite or vermiculite. Put the soil in a pot. Water the mixture so that it is moist but not wet.
  2. Sow the seeds on the surface of the mix. Do not cover; the seeds need light to germinate.
  3. Water the seeds.
  4. Set the container outdoors in full sunlight or partial shade if temperatures are above 77 degrees Fahrenheit. If temperatures are too low, keep the container indoors under artificial lights.
  5. Keep the soil moist; do not allow it to dry out. Germination takes between 15 and 90 days.
  6. Transplant seedlings into individual containers when the second set of leaves, or true leaves, appear.


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