Ficus brachypoda 'Rock Fig' Seeds

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Ficus brachypoda 'Rock Fig'- 10x Seeds

Ficus brachypoda, also known as the Podium Native Fig & Rock Fig, is a hardy native ornamental fig tree native to northern Australia.

Spreading large shrub growing to 4m in height. The leaves are thick, leathery, glossy and dark green.

The fruit was an important food source for most groups of Aboriginal people in Central Australia. They were either harvested fresh from the plant or allowed to fall and collected when dry. The dried fruit were ground into a paste.

Often found growing on rocky outcrops or near rock faces, usually in gorges and other sheltered areas.

Makes are great container plant in the home garden. Rock figs prefer a shaded position where they can be protected from intense heat and frost.

Bush food : Round edible fruit appear throughout the year (often after rainfall). They change from yellow to reddish-brown when ripe.


Seed Starting Method

Ficus brachypoda 'Rock Fig'seeds come in a range of sizes from very tiny to a few millimeters. As a general rule Ficus brachypoda 'Rock Fig' seed should be sown to the depth of the seed. 

Although most Australian native/ endemic seed can be sown throughout the seasons across Australia it is advisable to sow in Spring or Summer in colder regions. The optimum temperate to ensure the best possible germination rate for sowing many Australian native/ endemic species is around 18-22°C.  

Smoke treatment recommended

Sowing Depth

See above.
The seed will lodge in the pores of your seed starting mix once misted with water.

Growing Season

Spring & Autumn
Place in a warm sunny position and keep moist to avoid drying out.

Germination Time 20-40 days at around 18-22°C.
Hardiness Hardy 
Plant Spacing  N/A
Plant Height 4m high or smaller in containers
Planting Position Partial or full sun
Days Until Maturity  N/A
Growing tips

Seeds of many native/endemic species require specific conditions that mimic their natural habitat or specially formulated seed treatments, to break dormancy. 

Do not be to quick to discard pots that haven't yet shown signs of seed germination. Seeds will often lay dormant until conditions are optimal and will produce amazing results, long after they have been forgotten.

Pre-treatment of smoke is recommended for most native species.

Research shows that many members of this species are responsive to pre-treatment of smoke, which mimocs an Australian bushfire. Although germination will may occur without smoke treatment it has proved be beneficial in reducing the number of days to germination and increasing germination rates of this species.

Smoke treatments are simple and can be undertaken by applying to the surface after sowing.

Click this link to view our seed starting treatments specially designed for Australian Natives


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