Ficus Benjamini Plaited Twisted Houseplant - 50cm

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Product Description

The famous weeping Fig now in special shapes. In plaited and twisted shapes these Ficus are a real good investment with being the difference in your living-room.

Product Details

Material
Plastic
Additional information
The weeping fig is one of the most popular trees to be grown indoors. Ficus benjamina is actually a real tree, with its hard trunk crowned with branches full of green leaves. Fortunately, Ficus trees are not extremely dangerous. The milky sap in their leaves and stems is slightly toxic. If children come into contact with this sap, they may end up with a rash or itchy skin irritation. For pets, on the other hand, the sap can be more toxic. With animals having a tendency to chew or eat the leaves, they could end up with an upset stomach that causes vomiting or diarrhea. Pets may also experience skin irritation as a result of exposure to Ficus trees. It is a good idea to cut the tips of the ficus branches every spring. Thanks to that, the crown of the tree will thicken and the branches will spread. You will also be able to form the tree into a better shape by proper pruning of its branches.
Care instructions
The most important thing is light, a lot of light. This is the basic condition you have to meet if you want your ficus to be healthy and develop in the best possible way. Place the fig near a bright window as close as possible, e.g. on the windowsill. In a shady place Benjamin s fig will stop growing and will lose its leaves. Turn the plant once in 2 weeks to bring the light to all parts of the plant. When leaves are falling; don't worry; with more light plant will be thicken out again.
Colour of foliage
Green
Feeding instructions
In the vegetation period you can add some fertilizer to the water every 2-3 weeks.
Planting instructions
You should repot the ficus every 2 years to a pot with a diameter bigger by about 4 cm (1.5 in). This way you will provide the roots with more space and nutrients and the plant with a more stable support. In case of larger specimens it is enough to replace the top layer of the soil (2-4 cm / 1-2 in). If the weeping fig starts to lean to one side, support it with bamboo canes or other sticks (you can buy them in any gardening centre). To prevent the plant leaning over, rotate it 180 every 1-2 weeks.
Rate of growth
Average
Soil type
Any good, fast-draining potting soil will likely do.
Sowing period
None
Watering instructions
Keep well watered throughout the growing season
Latin name
Ficus benjamina 'Nitida'
Eventual height
120-135cm
Eventual width
40-50cm
Scent
Unscented
Pot size
33cm
Room temperature
Ideal temperatures have been list between 75F- 85F during the day (24C-26C) and 10F-15F cooler at night (60F-70F, or 18C-21C).
Room position
They need a bright room, even with a little direct sun in the morning. In their native habitat, they are often grown in semi-shady conditions, but indoors they need good light to thrive.
Also available in
Pot sizes; 17cm, 21cm, 24cm, 27cm
Effect and finish
Decopot with sticker 'Regina'
Diameter
50cm
Capacity
15L

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