'Verne' the Compact Ficus
I’m 'Verne', the compact Ficus, and native to Southeast Asia and Australia. I am a species of fig tree with thick shiny evergreen leaves that are tightly wound around my branches. I represent the outgoing and flashy side of Banyan strength and energy, as my shiny leaves like to demonstrate.
I love bright conditions but can tolerate partial shade. Being near a window will be the best spot in the home, especially if it gets bright indirect light. I enjoy being outside when the weather is above 50F, but I'll make a good indoor companion year-round nonetheless. Just remember to keep me away from heaters and air conditioners. Strong changes in temperature aren't my friend. To water, submerge my pot up to the rim for 20 minutes. Do this about once every 5-7 or so days, or when my pot starts to get light again. You can safely pinch back my leaves to keep me in shape, or let me grow wild and watch as my branches start to droop.
Symbolism: It is legendary in East Asia because it is said that Buddha gained enlightenment under the ficus tree. They are also seen as the link between the human and spirit worlds.
Includes care instructions. Plate sold separately.
Pot Sizes* Small: 4"W x 3"H Medium: 5"W x 3.5"H Large: 6"W x 4"H
*as no two handmade pots are the same, pot dimensions are best approximations
**shipping limited locations