Characteristics of Ficus Green Island (Ficus microcarpa var. latifolia) in the Wild
Published by Admin on 10/09/2020 In category Fruit Tree
Ficus Green Island (Ficus microcarpa var. latifolia) is a species of tropical plants from the Moraceae family and has long been known as an ornamental tree.
The green island ficus tree is known to be beautiful because it has smaller, rounder leaves with simple roots. The tree is relatively easy to grow in warm and humid areas such as Indonesia.
In Florida and parts of South America, the green island ficus tree is highly valued because it is widely used as a potted ornamental plant, a yard ornamental tree, and even as a bonsai.
In cold climates, this tree has slow growth and cannot be more than 10 meters high.
In Indonesia, this tree is known as Beringin Dolar or Beringin Koin and is usually planted as a fence with a height of no more than 1-2 meters. That’s because growth is always managed by pruning. While in the international plant trade or English-speaking countries, this Green Island Ficus is often referred to as Ficus Coin, Leaves Round Ficus or Round Ficus.
Note: Green Island Ficus is not a species of Ficus retusa but many plant traders sell it under that name. The original Ficus retusa only grows in Indonesia and partly in Malaysia, so it will be difficult to find their native species outside of these two countries. To compare with a clear picture, please read the previous article on the Differences between Ficus retusa and Ficus microcarpa.