Ficus brandegeei 6" Caudex Forming Ficus

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Ficus brandegeei is a “rock strangling fig” caudex forming species native to Baja California and Central America- growing alongside ficus petiolaris and ficus palmeri. The caudex is massive naturally on this species and highly conducive to bonsai forms. These are well developed seed grown plants in 1 gallon pots.

I found that San Marco growers had provided one of the best summaries of taxonomical provenance and I will cite them here:

”This species name was originally proposed as Ficus brandegei (ending with a single "e" before the "I") by Paul Carpenter Standley in "The Mexican and Central American Species of Ficus" published by the U.S. National Herbarium in 1917 based on the type in the herbarium of the University of California (no 142205) that was collected at San José del Cabo, Lower California, Mexico September 15 1899 by Townshend Stith Brandegee (1843-1925) who also previously collected the plant at the same location in 1890. Brandegee (whose first name is sometimes spelled Townsend but is usually referred to just as T.S.) was a 19th century botanist who explored and botanized Mexico and the south western US, including our own Santa Barbara Channel Islands. More recent treatment of this plant by Dr. Cornelis C. Berg of the Norwegian Arboretum, the author of the section on Moraceae in "The Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Dicotyledons" edited by Urs Eggli and published in 2002, includes Ficus brandegei and F. palmeri with the central Mexican species Ficus petiolaris, noting that the presence or absence of hairs on various plant parts was not a viable characteristic to distinguish the plants as this variability was common throughout the genus Ficus.”

San Marco growers Ficus brandegeei


This plant is winter deciduous. If you purchase this plant in the late fall/winter/early spring, it will not have leaves. As it starts to warm up, you can water more frequently to encourage it to start growing new leaves. 

Even during spring/summer/early fall, this plant may still drop leaves in transit. This is normal and expected. When plants are put in a stressful situation, which includes being bare rooted and put in a dark box for a few days, it is going to conserve as much energy as it can. It does this by dropping its leaves. Once it arrives, please pot it up, give it a good drink, and keep it in a shady area for about a week while it starts to recover. You should see new leaf growth within 1-2 weeks. If you have any questions about this plant’s care please reach out to us at the website chat, Facebook, Instagram, or

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