Here’s a plant that’s cause for confusion! It’s seen in the hobby as Ficus sp. “Panama”, but purportedly comes from Asia (e.g. Malaysia, Borneo, Singapore). It’s also seen as Ficus sp. “Lance Leaf”, which is very descriptive when comparing to other Ficus spp. seen in the vivarium hobby. Lastly, the name Ficus punctata is sometimes applied and might be a good fit, although it would require some serious investigation by an expert to determine the validity of that ID. Regardless of the ID, Ficus cf. punctata “Lance Leaf”/”Panama” is a fantastic creeping plant that grows much more slowly than it’s more common relatives. Sold in a 2″ cup; consider the “smallest” plant shown here..that’s our minimum size target, but plants will vary depending on time in cultivation and conditions. 2″ cups are available discounted in groups of 6 as well; XLG plants are still in 2″ cups, but are significantly overflowing (the biggest we have on hand!).
General Care Information
A tropical plant believed to be native to Asia, it appreciates warmth and humidity. This plant grows much more slowly than most of the creeping & vining Ficus cultivars; as a result, it takes longer to propagate and isn’t as commonly available. The upside for the vivarium keeper is that it’s less likely to get out of control than other forms. It tends to grow pretty a pretty dense carpet of leaves in our care, and is highly recommended.
About MiniWaters Vivarium Plants
Any plant whose cultivation condition is denoted as “sanitized” has been put through MiniWater’s bleach treatment and have been held in animal-free conditions following this treatment. While we do not guarantee our plants to be disease and pest free, we believe we are offering the lowest-risk plants possible. We encourage all customers to sanitize any plants they purchase from us, or any other vendor or hobbyist, prior to their use with your animals.
Visit www.MiniWaters.fish/vivplants for further details about how we grow our plants animal-free with organic methodologies while integrated pest management protocols, as well as detailed instructions for our bleach-sanitizing process.