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Texcalamate, Lava Fig
Scientific Name: Ficus petiolaris H.B.K.
Family: Moraceae
Texcalamate, Lava Fig (Ficus petiolaris)
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Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-10

Frost Tolerance: Needs a protected area of the garden in Phoenix

Heat Tolerance: Excellent

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: Mexico (Sonora to Oaxaca)

Growth Habits: Tree from 10 to 30 feet (3 to 9 m)

The Lava Fig is related to the Rock Fig, it can be recognized to the pink midrib on the leaves.
The species name "petiolaris" means "with petioles".

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