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PlantFiles: Variegated Clown Fig, Mosaic Fig
Ficus aspera

Family: Moraceae (mor-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ficus (FY-kus) (Info)
Species: aspera (AS-per-uh) (Info)

7 members have or want this plant for trade.


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

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Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
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Bloom Time:
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Grown for foliage

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
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Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Monocromatico On Jul 22, 2003, Monocromatico from Rio de Janeiro
Brazil (Zone 11) wrote:

This may be a short tree or a shrub, up to 4m tall. It has beautiful, rough, variegated leaves that are the main atractive of this plant. They can be more green or more white, depending on the light it gets, and in both cases you can see at least two tones of green. It likes full sun, by the way, and well drained organic soil, plus regular waterings.

The young figs are green with white or yellowish irregular stripes that turn into interesting velvet purple coloured figs *I donīt know if this one is edible, I wouldnīt try it*. A good fig tree for those who donīt have much spare room for large trees.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Bonsall, California
Lake Worth, Florida

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