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#1 Juan-Carlos

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 08:54 PM

Hey everyone,

I stumbled across this pictures of a variegated Ficus lyrata a while back and have been trying to locate one to no avil :hmm: figured I'd share the pic, don't think many people even know this morph is out there - The picture is from a Japanese site.
Ficus_Lyrata__Ivonne__Variegated_Pic_from_Japan.jpg

In my opinion a stunning plant with great looking variegation, it is also supposed to grow slightly slower, but more compact and with very nice form.
If anyone knows where I can locate one Please Pm me!! :-D

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-Jc
Miami, Florida

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#2 Eric in Orlando

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 04:39 AM

Wow, that is cool. I always wondered if there was a variegated F. lyrata out there. I have never seen any cultivars of it. It must be a very stable tree.
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#3 Juan-Carlos

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 01:03 PM

Isn't it pretty?! There is supposedly another cultivar called 'bambino' which is supposed to have smaller leaves and more compact growth, however that is an all green cultivar. I would also imagine the variegate to be very stable, Not if only I could find one!! ;)

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 07:52 AM

Jc--

Awesome looking! I've never seen it before either.

RE: 'Bambino'--there is at least one compact, smaller-leafed form (green) of F. lyrata in the trade and landscapes here in SoFla. I haven't seen any tagged as 'Bambino' specifically, but you should be able to track it down locally (Homestead area).

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#5 Juan-Carlos

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 08:17 AM

Ken, I'll have to keep an eye out for the compact form, wouldn't mind adding that to my collection. But that Variegated cultivar is a must on my want list :P Lets keep those eyes peeled it's only a matter of time before someone finds one :P

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-Jc
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#6 Eric in Orlando

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 08:50 AM

I just came across this. Agristarts has one in TC called 'Little Fiddle'. Sounds like a dwarf, compact plant with smaller leaves.

http://www.agristart...ails.asp?ID=286
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Posted 13 November 2008 - 07:19 AM

Hi, from sunny Utah. Any new sources for this elusive plant? I also have seen several on Japanese sites, but none listed for sale. Thanks Jim
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#8 Juan-Carlos

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 07:35 AM

Hey Jim,
I have yet to find a source for this plant :( If you do come across a source please let me know!! Good luck!

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-Jc
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