Clown Fig (Ficus aspera)
Rare and unusual, Clown Fig is one of the most beautiful, variegated ficus in cultivation. The broad green leaves have white splashes throughout creating an attractive specimen plant. The decorative, non-edible, fruit is variegated in tones of cream, green and pink and it forms in summer near the growing tips adding to its ornamental appeal. It’s best to grow in a clay pot and allow the soil to dry to the touch between waterings to prevent root issues. It grows rapidly in summer and the size can easily be maintained by pruning.