Goolar, Umber - Plant
Description for Goolar, Umber
Ficus racemosa is a species of plant in the family Moraceae. Popularly known as the cluster fig tree, Indian fig tree or goolar fig, this is native to Australia, Malaysia, Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Goolar, Umber, Ficus glomerata, Ficus lucescens, Ficus racemosa var. elongata.||White||Seasonal bloomer||0.50 to 1.00 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and 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.
|Full sun to part shade||well-drained soil||Medium||98.6Â°F||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Goolar
- 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.
Typical uses of Goolar
Special features: 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.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.