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interesting species from China

Ficus trees with large leaves:

Ficus auriculata

Drip-tip fig tree

Glossy leaf fig tree

Hairy leaf fig tree

Fastest fig tree

Straight fig tree

Strangler figs:

Asymmetric leaf fig

Dwarf Ficus species:

Ficus hirsutum

Bush fig tree

Red leaf fig tree

Giant fig trees:

Ficus racemosa

Ficus religiosa


see what lives on and under the trees:

Aroids

Gingers

Orchids

Medicinal Ornamentals



Amphibians

Reptiles

Butterflies

 

 

 

Ficus auriculata
Elephant ear fig tree


The elephant ear fig tree is the fig tree with the largest leaves in the rainforests of Xishuangbanna. It usually occurs in windbreaks of the forest, in forest clearings, or at the edge of rain forests: simply the places where birds frequently roost and leave their droppings behind.

The young leaves are starting intensely red, and turn more and more green when reaching their ultimate size of up to 50 cm length.

This is surely an impressive fig species and it makes a great indoor plant for large rooms or hotel lobbies. It can also easy be trimmed and the plant reacts with even more shoots and leaves on a thicker stem.





Young leaves of Ficus auriculata are intensely red.





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Your ecologically friendly production of fig trees:
proudly traceable!


Imagine, the traceability of your supply chain leads your customers to the tropical jungles of the Mekong river and to the Himalayan mountains where Tibet meets Yunnan. Immerged in diverse culture and rich biodiversity, your customers can visit the places and people where your organic products start from pristine soils, clean air, and where they support the livelihood of local ethnic communities.

Would this add to the sustainability and credibility of your company?

Would your trademark benefit from international research publications lauding your company's involvement in saving the rain forest?

If you are in the food, cosmetics, flower, herbal, and medical business, certifying your products as contributing to rain forest and biodiversity protection will be an advantage with a competitive edge.

The TianZi Biodiversity Centre is working with German Universities to design land use systems, which are bound to change paradigms: we promote rare agro-biodiversity species, manage complexity, and find alternatives to destructive forms of mono culture.

If all this is in line with your company's business concept - please contact us.

The TianZi Team.

 

Aren't we all a bit tired of the usual Ficus species we find in the flower shops?
Here are some selected and special fig tree species which you will not (yet) find in the stores.

 


Other tree species from China, which make great indoor plants:


Dwarf river palm


Buddhist Bauhinia


Trevesia palmata

 

see our whole sale offer for mature plants of Musella lasiocarpa:

the Golden Lotus Banana: