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Strangler fig Overview
This species has a pale-grey, buttressed trunk and small, glossy evergreen leaves. It can grow to 60m in height and breadth. The tree starts life as a banyan, growing on other plants and rocks. F. obliqua bears yellow fruit that turn red at any time of year. The fruit is an inverted inflorescence with flowers lining an internal cavity.
Common problems with Strangler fig
How to propagate Strangler fig
Propagate by seed in spring.
Leaf-bud, stem-tip cuttings.
Air layering in summer.
Other uses of Strangler fig
Used as a tree for shade in public parks and spaces