An impressive and elegant evergreen favourite among house plant, treasured and lovingly cared for by indoor gardeners throughout the world.
Gardening: The species and varieties mentioned above are adapted to wide range of growing conditions but prefer warm, moist and good light but not direct sun, particularly in hot months and when grown in pots. Excess watering is the main reason for failure and it is suggested to allow the root system to dry out a little between waterings. Too much shade and cold temperature below 14-15 ° C will adversely affect the growth and appearance of most Ficus. The intensity of leaf colour, particularly in the variegated forms will mainly depend on the intensity and duration of light, temperature and humidity. The soil should be well – drained but rich in organic matter.
Make an eye catcher display in your outdoor and indoor spaces with an excellent Ficus plant.
Planting And Care
Cold drafts from windows or doors will harm them, so make sure to place them somewhere where drafts will not be an issue. Losing its leaves is the most common problems with Ficus plants. If your Ficus is losing its leaves, go through the checklist of proper Ficus tree care and correct anything that you find wrong.
- Keep the plant in natural indirect bright Light.
- Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
- Water when top soil (1-2inches) feels dry to touch.
- Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.
|· At least 3-6 hours of preferably morning sunlight a day is ideal for plant to grow well and natural indirect bright light for the rest of the day.
|· Before water poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
· Water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.
· Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.
|· The soil should be well drained and fertile, rich in organic content for growing plant.
· Grow well in pH range of 5.5 to 7
|Ficus trees also cannot tolerate low temperatures or drafts. They need to be kept in temperatures above 60 degrees F (16 degrees C) and actually prefer temperatures above 70 degrees F (21 degrees C).
|· During the main growing season (June-July) feed the plant with organic fertilizer.