Introducing the Ficus Cyathistipula, also known as the African fig, a remarkable member of the mulberry family native to the tropical rainforests of Africa. Its natural habitat spans from the Ivory Coast in the west to western Kenya and northern Malawi, where it thrives in slightly damp soil near swamps and along riverbanks. In its wild environment, this fig tree can reach impressive heights of 5 to 8 meters.
The botanical name 'cyathistipula' is derived from the unique appearance of its fruit, resembling a bowl (cyathus) with eye-catching protrusions (stipula) when halved. This distinctive characteristic adds to its allure and fascination.
Symbolically, the Ficus cyathistipula carries deep meaning, symbolizing the fulfillment of aspirations and dreams, a trait shared with its entire Ficus family lineage. Its fruit, which floats and is often carried by flowing water, holds significance as a symbol of abundance and blessings. In Kenya, it is affectionately referred to as 'the river's gift,' emphasizing its connection to natural abundance and the flow of life.
Perfect for housewarming ceremonies or new job celebrations, the Ficus cyathistipula serves as a meaningful and symbolic gift, embodying hope, prosperity, and the fulfillment of dreams.
Ficus Cyathistipula - plant grown biologically slowly in the winter garden and between 03.-10. outdoors, with already some branching - acc. to picture - these can be cut off and a new Ficus plant can be grown, if desired, dark green, glossy leaves with apple-green veins, potted in a permeable self-mixed organic substrate (in the next 2-3 years the plant does not need to be repotted), not over-fertilised therefore robust & top healthy (100% organic quality before quantity!); not winter-hardy, easy to care for, light to semi-shade, showering off the leaves once a month does the plant a lot of good. Enjoy your new Ficus Cyathistipula!