DICTYOSPERMA album, rubrum “Hurricane palm”
Native to the Mascarene islands. Long arching fronds with broad leaflets to 3′ having a blackish grey trunk to 30′. Known for flowering at an early age and for its bulging base and large crownshaft. Beautiful in?the landscape.
FEIJOA sellowiana “Pineapple Guava”
An attractive fruit bearing evergreen with ?multi stems. Known for its juicy 2″ fruits and its edible flowers. It may be grown as a thick hedge or trained to a small tree with a single trunk. If left without pruning it may reach 15′. Outdoors will grow in zones 8-10 and is hardy to 10 F degrees. Does best where winters are cool and summer temperatures between 80 ? 90?F. Use well draining soil mixture. Barely cover the small seed. Keep warm, damp, grow in filtered sunlight or bright light.
FICUS auriculata “Elephant Ear Fig Tree”
A beautiful fig tree with very large oval leaves to 15″. The leaves are bright red when they are developing and exceptionally attractive – the decorative 2 1/2″ fruits develop in clusters ( not edible ). This fast growing tree grows to 25 and develop a spreading canopy of 25 but can be kept pruned to a much smaller height. Makes a sensational indoor specimen. The seeds are extremely small and are broadcast on the surface of the soil to germinate. Broadcast the very fine seeds over the surface of your soil mixture. Keep warm in filtered sunlight and only lightly moist. Fertilize monthly. Move to full sun as it matures.
FICUS Benghalensis “Indian Banyan Tree”
A large tropical fig tree to 100′. Develops broad ovate, leathery leaves which have handsome lateral red veining. Numerous aerial roots surround its central trunk as the tree matures. Desirable indoor ornamental – can be pruned to desired size. The seeds are very small and must be sown on the soil surface of well draining soil mixture. Keep warm, damp and in filtered sunlight. High humidity. 25 seeds per packet.
FICUS benjamina “Weeping Fig”
This is the Ficus tree so often seen in malls. It is a very popular indoor tree that can grow rapidly and may reach 40 if not kept pruned. The trees are sometimes seen with braided trunks, or spiraled shape trunks or grown as small bonsai. The seeds are very small and are grown by placing them on top of the soil. Broadcast the small seeds on the surface of a well draining soil mixture. Keep warm, damp and in filtered sunlight. 25 seeds per packet.
FICUS religiosa “Bo Tree”
Sacred To Hindus and Buddhists. Grows to 100′. The pendant leaves of this fig tree are heart shaped and blue-green with pinkish veins on slender branches. Will eventually produce aerial roots which grow down to and into the ground where they form new rooted trunks. It is also grown as an ornamental and can be kept pruned to the desired height. The seeds are extremely small and are grown by broadcasting on the surface of your soil mixture. Broadcast the small seeds on the surface of well draining soil mixture. Keep damp and in filtered sunlight. Provide warmth and high humidity. 25 seeds per packet.
FIRMIANA simplex “Chinese parasol tree”
A decorative sub tropical tree that can reach 60′ but is a truly unique sight when grown indoors as a bonsai. The leaves are palmately 3-5″ lobed, trunk smooth. Easily grown using well draining soil mixture. plant at a depth of 3/4″. Keep damp, warm and in bright light. 10 seeds per packet.
FOUQUIERA splendens “Ocotillo”
Rare. From the Mexican desert. An upright xerophytic shrub with thin stems reaching 25′. The trunk is covered with needles and small oval leaflets. Brilliant red flowers occur in racemes at the tips of the long, thin branches. 15 seeds per packet.