Where to Buy Miniature Oak Leaf Ficus (Ficus Pumila Quercifolia)?

Jeffrey SchneiderOctober 17, 2011


I've purchased Ficus Pumila Quercifolia (see link for reference below) from the following resources online:

Violet Barn, Black Jungle, Karutz Greenhouses, Accents for Home & Garden, and Glasshouse Works.

It's rather expensive for the small (2" - 3") pots in which it is sold. I'd like use it as a ground cover for my terrarium.

I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions for online vendors that sell this ficus for a better price?



Here is a link that might be useful: Ficus Pumila Quercifolia Image

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paul_(z5 MI)

Yo Jeff!

While I can't swear to it as it's been a while since I paid attention, I believe I have seen them now and then at Lowes. I'd suggest checking on Exotic Angel's website (since they are usually the ones supplying Lowes) and see if they have it. If they do, then you might be able to buy from them (I don't know if they do retail or only whole sale) or see if the Lowes by you will order one in.

    Bookmark   November 29, 2011 at 5:30PM
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Jeffrey Schneider

Thank you!!!!

    Bookmark   December 8, 2011 at 10:52AM
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I got some from dallas bonsai. It was very woody stems. I proceeded to quickly kill it.
I don't know why i can't grow pumilla either- it's pretty though

    Bookmark   November 30, 2014 at 11:43PM
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Jeffrey Schneider

Thanks! I've had great success with ficus pumila quercifolia in terrariums. It does very well in a well light, humid environment.

    Bookmark   December 5, 2014 at 6:22PM
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The trick to growing this little rascal is keep it under glass until established. It needs to be in a sealed terrarium, no open top until established. It likes bright light, too. Direct morning sun will make it very happy. I hope that helps!

    Bookmark   December 10, 2014 at 8:53PM
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Jeffrey Schneider

Thanks! I didn't know Logee's sold it!! Good price.

    Bookmark   December 17, 2014 at 8:35AM
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If you buy one, you must keep it in a closed terrarium until it gets established. I lost the first one I bought by putting it in this same terrarium, but did not cover it. Second one went in the same place, but with a cover of Saran Wrap. As soon as new growth started to show, I started peeling back the cover a little each week. It will grow nicely under office lighting uncovered, but will grow SUPER FAST if you keep it covered and give it a little full sun each day. It is absolutely the cutest tiny ivy ever!

    Bookmark   December 17, 2014 at 10:04PM
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