Their seeds are deposited by birds on other trees. They grow their roots downward and envelop the host tree while also growing upward to reach into the sunlight zone above the canopy. They are all over Miami, in parks and streets, in your backyard, and jumping walls, like this one in Coconut Grove:
These live in Coral Gables:
Sometimes their convoluted roots and trunks resemble bodies:
Will their love outlast this strangling fig at the Bayside Marketplace?
Crawling the walls near Vizcaya, this strangler fig resemble lions and lizards:
All the above pictures(with the exception of the last one) were taken with a large format 4″ X 5″ camera. Do you want to hang one of them on your wall?
A 11″ X 14″ gelatin silver print costs only $65.00 plus tax. Add a nice black frame and your total cost will be $100.00 plus tax.
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