The native land of plants is "ficuses": where is it located?
Ficuses are plants that have become extremely common in florists. In many ways this contributes to their external attractiveness and unpretentiousness.
Where are the ficuses?
All of them belong to the genus of mulberry (Moraceae). And where is the native land of plants? Ficuses inhabit Southeast Asia, Ceylon, Java and Borneo. Some species grow in the tropics and subtropics of the Australian continent.
These plants are so unique and beautiful that lovers have long been not surprised by the new forms of ficuses that scientists find almost every year.
In what ways do they grow?
Their variety is such that they occur astrees, and grassy species. Regardless of what the native land of plants, the ficuses of a particular variety can be easily correlated with each other due to the milky juice that acts on the fault.
The myth of evergreenness
By the way, it is considered that due to "greenhouse"all ficuses are evergreen. In most cases this is true, but at times there are exceptions to the rules. So, the ficuses "ali", "natasha", "viandi" and "elastika", the habitat of which are wet and hot jungle Borneo, belong to deciduous.
In addition, the native land of plants of fig trees in many respectsformed not only biologically, but also morphologically distinct from each other. And the differences are so significant that even a rather experienced botanist will be amazed at how strongly the related species can "go away" from each other.
Once again about species diversity
For example, small-leaved Pumila and Hederaceaso small that they are used as an exquisite soil cover. The maximum diameter of their leaves rarely exceeds 1.5 cm. But their relative, "banyan", which is very common in Bengali, reaches a height of 30 meters with a crown diameter of five meters.
Few people know that the birthplace of plants (figssome subspecies) managed to "mark" even in the Bible. Did you know that a fig tree is also a fig? Yes, the same fig also refers to the genus of mulberry, and its biological name is "carica". This plant comes from ancient Mesopotamia, which was located on the site of modern Turkey, Iran and Syria.
The effect of habitat on characteristics
As even the inexperienced inbotanical affairs lover of indoor plants, the biological range of these species is simply huge. This means that each ficus bears an invisible imprint of its distant homeland, which largely determines not only its appearance, but also the attitude to the growing conditions.
Thus, the "ficus benjamin" (the birthplace of the plant -Australia) completely does not tolerate colds and sharp temperature changes, as it is used to the relatively constant climate of the tropical forests. Because of these features, it is strongly advised not to choose newcomers, since they can easily destroy such a tender ward.
If you wish to purchase one of therepresentatives of the genus mulberry for cultivation in potteries, it is better to know in advance where the particular ficus comes from. The native land of the plant in each specific case determines the conditions of care and cultivation.
Without this knowledge, you can hardly provide your pet with comfortable "living" conditions.