28 July 2010


This is one of the more beautiful big-leaved fig trees with a low spreading form. Also known by its synonym Ficus roxburghii (Elephant Ear Fig Tree, Giant Indian Fig), the new leaf flushes start off as reddish-orange in colour, then gradually turn a light lime to medium green as it ages.

The naturally shiny leaves are so textural in colour and feel that the tree never fails to steal the limelight from other smaller plants around it.

Apparently, it can grow rather big and the fruits it produce are edible and interestingly patterned. A link is attached below: