Rusty Fig ‘Variegata'

Ficus elastica (Rubber Fig)

(NOTE: this post was revised on 12/2/15) Ficus elastica (Rubber Fig) Aka Rubber bush, Rubber tree, Rubber plant, or Indian Rubber bush, is a species of plant in the fig genus, native to northeast India, Nepal, Bhutan, Burma, China (Yunnan), Malaysia, and Indonesia. It has become naturalized in Sri Lanka, the West Indies, and the US…

Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis)

Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis) is very popular in Puerto Rico. It belongs to the mulberry family, Moraceae, and it is a species of tree in the Artocarpus genus, just like its cousin The Jackfruit Tree. There are seeded and seedless varieties. It is also consumed internationally. Aka Breadnut in the U.S., or Árbol del Pan in Spain, it is also called in France, Fruit a Pain (seedless), Chataignier (with…

The Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus)

Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) Aka Jack Tree, Jakfruit, Jack, Jaca, Yaca, Nangka, or Panapén, is native to South and Southeast Asia, from the southwestern rain forests of India. It is a species of tree in the Artocarpus genus of the mulberry family (Moraceae). Despite this one also being called “Panapén” like its cousin the Breadfruit Tree, it is only related to the latter. It grows right out of the trunk of…