Goolar, Umber - Plant
Common name: Ficus glomerata, Ficus lucescens, Ficus racemosa var. elongata
Bloom time: Seasonal bloomer
Height: 0.50 to 1.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Ficus glomerata is a plant in the Ficus (Fig) genus with a scientific name of Ficus glomerata. The botanical name epithet for Ficus glomerata (glomerata) means clustered in a round mass .It is a fruit and is treated mainly as an evergreen, so it retains its leaves throughout the year.
Sunlight: Full sun to part shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- The most distinctive aspect of this tree is the red, furry figs in short clusters, which grow directly out of the trunk of the tree.
- Those looking for the flower of goolar should know that the fig is actually a compartment carrying hundreds of flowers.
- One might wonder how these flowers enclosed in a ball are pollinated.
Bedding plant, edger or containers. Foliage is particularly attractive when plants are massed as a ground cover or edger. Plants of this species have been used since Victorian times in clipped formal plantings. Also can be an attractive houseplant.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
No serious insect or disease problems.
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