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Ficus pseudopalma vs, Meryta balansae in PR

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Cindy Adair

I see this single trunk Ficus whenever I exit my house. New leaf color is beginning to fade now.

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Since PR apparently has the right wasp to pollinate my pretty little Christmas Fig (Ficus gasparriniana v. laceratifolia) I am hoping I will have volunteers of other nice Ficus like this one and F. dammaropsis?

My Meryta balansae is at the back of my house so not admired quite as often. I am delighted with them both. 

I will add photo(s) of the Meryta tomorrow and you can decide which tree is the best.

Please post yours!

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Cindy Adair

Meryta balansae is dead center in this photo from above a part of my jungle. 

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Looks like some critter has been dining on some of the leaves.

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Leekat
On 6/13/2020 at 4:23 PM, Cindy Adair said:

I see this single trunk Ficus whenever I exit my house. New leaf color is beginning to fade now.

DSCN1575.thumb.jpg.773ba4a74a2a1e914958121faff9cfe0.jpg

DSCN1574.thumb.jpg.6ad3429ca7336c5439fc056c4f93d129.jpg

Since PR apparently has the right wasp to pollinate my pretty little Christmas Fig (Ficus gasparriniana v. laceratifolia) I am hoping I will have volunteers of other nice Ficus like this one and F. dammaropsis?

My Meryta balansae is at the back of my house so not admired quite as often. I am delighted with them both. 

I will add photo(s) of the Meryta tomorrow and you can decide which tree is the best.

Please post yours!

Do you have Ficus pseudopalma or Meryta balansae for sale?  Do you ship to California?

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Cindy Adair

Sorry, neither has made seeds and I am not a nursery owner. The Ficus was a gift and I do not know the seller and the Meryta was purchased in FL.

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chinandega81
4 hours ago, Leekat said:

Do you have Ficus pseudopalma or Meryta balansae for sale?  Do you ship to California?

I bought my Ficus pseudopalma from Richard Lyon. Mine is fruting but my understanding is they need a special wasp to do so in South Florida...so I am unsure if I have dead seeds or if they are viable. Do you know how they are supposed to look if viable? I have plenty to give away if they have in fact been pollinated...just not sure how to tell.

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Cindy Adair

I am no help here. My Ficus trees have only been in the ground 3 years (at most) here in PR. I also see fruit on my F. pseudopalma and also on my F. dammaropsis but nothing that looks like seeds yet. 
I do have volunteer seedlings from my little Christmas ficus (never saw the seeds) so hoping the non aggressive wasps around here will get to work and pollinate everything.

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