Ficus dammaropsis/Highland Breadfruit Tree, Dinner Plate fig

Ficus dammaropsis / Ficus dammaropsis
Large, pleated leaf
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Large, pleated leaf

Large, coarse-textured foliage

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Scientific Name: Ficus dammaropsis
Common Name: Highland Breadfruit Tree, Dinner Plate fig
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Comments: This ornamental fig is grown for its huge pleated leaves. It is native to the highland of New Guinea. This tropical cannot tolerate freezing temperatures. Makes an excellent specimen to conservatories and other glass houses where temperatures can be regulated. Grows best in a moist, fertile soil and direct sunlight for several hours during the day.