Ficus Cordata: General Guide

The Ficus Cordata, also known as the Weeping Fig, is a popular indoor plant that is native to Southeast Asia. It has glossy green leaves and produces small figs that are edible. This plant is easy to care for and can be kept in a pot or grown in the ground. In this article, we will provide general information about the Ficus Cordata, including its botanical references, range, habitat, cultivation details, and edible uses.

Plant Specifics

Origins: Ficus Cordata is a plant endemic to the Mediterranean region.

Range: The natural range of Ficus Cordata extends from Spain and Portugal, east through southern France and Italy, to Croatia, Greece, Turkey, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Cyprus, and Morocco.

Habitat: This species grows in a wide variety of habitats including woodlands, scrublands, rocky slopes and cliffs.

Size: Ficus Cordata is a small to medium-sized tree that can reach a height of 15m (49ft).

Leaves:  The leaves of Ficus Cordata are simple, alternate, and ovate to lanceolate in shape with a cordate base. They are dark green in color and measure up to 12cm (47in) long and

Flowers: Ficus Cordata flowers are tiny and inconspicuous. They are borne on short stalks in the leaf axils.

Fruit: The fruit of Ficus Cordata is a small, fleshy drupe that is green when immature and turns black when ripe.

Cultivation Details: Ficus Cordata is best suited to a sunny position in well-drained soil. It is tolerant of poor soils and drought once established.

Edible Uses: The fruits of this plant are edible raw or cooked. They have a sweet taste with hints of lemon. The fruits can also be used to make preserves.