Ficus carica <br> Edible Fig
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Ficus carica
Edible Fig

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Ficus carica                       

FY-kus KAIR-ih-kuh

Common Names: Common Fig, Edible Fig

Family: Moraceae

Origin: Tropical Asia & Mediterranean

Growth: Upwards, branching

Light: Full sun

Foot Candles: 250+

Water: Keep evenly moist

Humidity: 30% - 60%

Temperature: 18°C - 35°C

Soil: Well draining potting mix

Container: Self-watering planter

Nutrients: 10-20-10 Monthly  

Propagation: Seed or cutting

Interiorscape Use: Atriums

Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips.

Common Issues: Root rot when sitting in water. Leaf drop with insufficient light or watering. Will develop aerial roots with higher humidity. Fruit drop can be messy. 

Comments: Figs fruits are a great source of iron, calcium, phosphorus, and fibre (when dry). They are sometimes added in a seasonal salad with apples and almonds. Fig fruits have been used all over the world to treat various health disorders such as gastric problems, inflammation, and cancer.

Toxicity: Can cause itching of eyes, coughing and wheezing following frequent contact; skin irritation with itching, redness, as well as gastrointestinal irritation.  Pets are more vulnerable. Sap contains the most toxins. Fruit is non-toxic.