Dorstenia gigas, famously known by its common name Socotra fig tree, is an adorable shrub-like tree with green pillowed leaves & one-of-a-kind star-shaped blooms. Growing up to 4 feet in height, this species originates from Socotra Islands and belongs to the Moraceae family. This plant is winter dormant but still actively growing in our greenhouses!
You are purchasing the exaxt plant in the photos! This plant was propagated via cutting
The growth rate of the Socotra Fig Tree is slow, but it can reach incredible heights.
This plant bears gorgeous yellowish-green flowers during the Spring. Dorstenia gigas flowers have a unique appearance & give a good makeover to any corner.
Water these plants frequently from spring to fall. While watering them, allow the soil to dry out. On the other hand, you should use less water during the winter months when the plant is dormant.
Dorstenia gigas prefers a well-draining soil mix to grow happily.
This compact tree pachycaul species belongs to the hardiness zone of 10a to 11b. It is not frost-tolerant. So, it is better to place it indoors when the temperature is less than 59° F (15ºC).
The Socotra fig tree likes to be kept in a sunny spot. Give your plant daily exposure to the sun.
You can propagate Dorstenia gigas with ease either from cuttings or seeds.
Dorstenia gigas or Socotra fig tree is one of the most sought-after species in the genus. The pachycaul shrub grows easily and has a classy appearance.
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