A small tree, usually 6 to 10 m tall, native to Mexico, where it grows from Sonora and Baja California south to Oaxaca, often times in rocky areas.
It has pale green leaves and green flowers followed by pairs of non-edible figs. Ficus petiolaris does well in USDA Zones 10 and above, in full sun or partial shade and it also make a beautiful container plant.
Germination: Fill a container with peat seed sowing mix. Sow the ficus seeds on the surface of the mix. Do not cover; the seeds need light to germinate. Water thoroughly to moisten the soil. Set the container outdoors in full sunlight or partial shade if temperatures are above 77 degrees Fahrenheit. If temperatures are too low, keep the container indoors under artificial lights. Keep the soil moist; do not allow it to dry out. Germination takes between 15 and 90 days. Transplant seedlings into individual containers when the second set of leaves, or true leaves, appear.