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FICUS Petiolaris

alt Sometimes known as Blue Mexican Fig, this is a small tree that can grow up to 2 meters high. As it ages, it developes a wide, swollen base. At the top of the trunk, is a crown of heart-shaped, leathery, wavy leaves with pointed tips. The leaves are a metallic blue-green with veins that are ivory pink to showy red.

LIGHT / TEMPERATURE: These plants prefer diffused sun and warm temperatures between 60° and 80°.

WATER: They should be kept on the dry side.

These are a specialty plant that is occasionally available in 6"