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garden soil tree

What the fig?

I found this tenacious plant in our garden. It started growing in the drain pipe and has stretched (from about 4 feet up) to lay down roots in the ground.. I think the smaller plant is a rubber plant but the root-layer is a strangler fig. They don’t give up… 🙂

Tenacious 1
Tenacious 1
Categories
indigenous tree

Warning – strangler at work

In an earlier post, my brother lamented the scourge of syringa berry trees in Durban.  In the comments section it was suggested that strangler figs could be used to combat them.  I regularly jog down Manning Road and spotted a strangler fig at work on a Flamboyant.

Warning - strangler at work
Warning - strangler at work