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- Common name:
- Anjeer Variegated
- Regional name:
- Marathi - Anjir Variegated; Hindi - Anjir Variegated, Bengali - Dumur, Gujrati - Anjir; Kannada - Anjura, Malayalam - Sima-yalti
- Fruit Plants, Trees, Shrubs
- Moraceae or Fig family
- Sun growing, Semi shade, Shade growing
- Normal, Can tolerate less, Can tolerate more
- Primarily grown for:
- Flowering season:
- Year-around flowering, Flowers in flushes throughout the year, Flowers are inconspicuous
- Foliage color:
- Variegated, Green, Cream or off white
- Plant Height or length:
- 4 to 6 meters
- Plant Spread or Width:
- 2 to 4 meters
- Plant Form:
- Spreading, Upright or Erect
- Special Character:
- Good for making bonsai
- Good for Topiary
- Good for screening
- Good for Hedges and Borders
- Attracts birds
- Attracts bees
- Quick growing trees
- Suitable for road median planting
- Good on seaside
- Generally available in India in quantities of:
- Less than ten
- Ficus carica variegata, also known as the Variegated Fig, is a cultivar of the common fig tree. It is a deciduous tree or large shrub that is native to the Middle East and Western Asia. It is grown for its edible fruit, which is often used in cooking and baking. The variegated fig has green and white variegated leaves and produces small to medium-sized fruits that are green, yellow, or brown in color when ripe. It is a relatively low maintenance plant and can be grown in a variety of soil types as long as they are well-draining. It prefers full sun to partial shade and needs regular watering, especially during dry spells. It can be prone to pests such as aphids and mealybugs, but these can usually be controlled with proper care and the use of organic pest control methods.
To care for your Ficus carica variegata, follow these guidelines:
Plant your fig tree in well-draining soil in an area that gets full sun to partial shade. Fig trees can grow in a variety of soil types, but they prefer a slightly acidic soil pH (between 6.0 and 6.5).
Water your fig tree regularly, but be sure not to overwater it. Fig trees are drought-tolerant and do not need a lot of water, but they do need a consistent supply of moisture to produce fruit. Water your tree deeply once a week, or more often during dry spells.
Fertilize your fig tree once a month during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced fertilizer, such as a 20-20-20 formula. Avoid over-fertilizing, as this can lead to excessive foliage growth at the expense of fruit production.
Prune your fig tree in late winter or early spring to maintain its shape and size. Remove any damaged, diseased, or dead branches, as well as any suckers (new growth that sprouts from the root system).
Keep an eye out for pests such as aphids and mealybugs, which can damage the leaves and fruit of your fig tree. If you notice any pests, try using organic pest control methods, such as horticultural oil or insecticidal soap, to get rid of them.
By following these care guidelines, your Ficus carica variegata should thrive and produce delicious fruit for you to enjoy.
There are several benefits to growing a Ficus carica variegata plant:
Edible fruit: The most obvious benefit of the fig tree is its edible fruit, which can be eaten fresh or used in a variety of dishes, such as baked goods, preserves, and salads.
Ornamental value: The variegated fig tree is an attractive plant with its green and white variegated leaves and small, edible fruit. It can be a decorative addition to your garden or backyard.
Drought-tolerant: Fig trees are relatively drought-tolerant and can survive with minimal watering, making them a good choice for dry climates or for those who do not have a lot of time to water their plants regularly.
Low maintenance: Fig trees are generally low maintenance and do not require a lot of pruning or special care. They are also resistant to many common pests and diseases.
Long lifespan: Fig trees can live for many years, with some specimens living for over 100 years. This makes them a good investment for those who want a long-lasting addition to their landscape.