Ficus mix 21cm

SKU: 563926
£25

Product Description

Ficus trees are a common plant in the home and office, mainly because they look like a typical tree with a single trunk and a spreading canopy. But for all of their popularity, ficus plants are finicky. However, if you know how to care for a ficus tree, you?ll be better equipped with keeping it healthy and happy in your home for years.

Product Details

Material
Plant
Additional information
What is commonly referred to as a ficus is technically a weeping fig. It?s a member of the Ficus genus of plants, which also includes rubber trees and fig fruit trees, but when it comes to houseplants, most people refer to a weeping fig (Ficus benjamina) as simply a ficus.Ficus trees can maintain their tree-like shape regardless of their size, so this makes them ideal for bonsais or for massive houseplants in large spaces. Their leaves can be either dark green or variegated. In recent years, some imaginative nurseries have started to take advantage of their pliable trunks to braid or twist the plants into different forms.
Dimensions
Height 100-110cm; width 45 - 55cm
Care instructions
When growing ficus indoors, it?s important to maintain a relatively high humidity around the plant. Regular misting or setting the ficus tree on a pebble tray filled with water is a great way to increase their humidity, but keep in mind that while they like high humidity, they don?t like overly wet roots. Therefore, when watering, always check the top of the soil first. If the top of the soil is wet, don?t water as this means they have enough moisture. If the top of the soil feels dry to the touch, this indicates that they need water.
Colour of foliage
Green and yellow variegated
Perennial
Yes
Planting instructions
Pot size often dictates the tree's size. The larger the tree, the larger the pot. When re-potting a ficus expect the top growth to slow down as the tree focuses on its root system. Once the root system is established in the new pot, the tree will put its energy into top growth. The ficus prefers to have slightly root-bound roots. Re-potting should take place in the spring.
Rate of growth
Average
Soil type
Soilless potting mix or any that drains well.
Watering instructions
Water thoroughly, then allow to dry out slightly between waterings. This plant will not tolerate soggy soil. Keep soil slightly drier in winter, when light levels are lower.
Latin name
Ficus benjamina cultivars
Eventual height
100-110cm
Eventual width
45-55cm
Scent
Unscented
Safety information
Dermatitis and allergic reactions; SKIN IRRITATION MINOR OR LASTING ONLY FOR A FEW MINUTES.
Pot size
21cm
Room temperature
Ficus trees also cannot tolerate low temperatures or drafts. They need to be kept in temperatures above 60 F. (16 C.) ?and actually prefer temperatures above 70 F.?(21 C.).?Cold drafts from windows or doors will harm them, so make sure to place them somewhere where drafts will not be an issue.
Room position
Most ficus trees enjoy bright indirect or filtered light with variegated varieties happily able to take medium light. Bright, direct light may result in scalding of the leaves and leaf loss.
Annual
No
Feeding instructions
Fertilize lightly, using a soluble mixture. Well-rotted compost is a nice top dressing, but will not provide all the nutrients your houseplant requires. You should fertilize your plant every two weeks to a month or so in summer, but not in winter. Also while caring for a ficus plant, be aware that they are rapid growers and require plenty of nutrients to grow well. Fertilize once a month in the spring and summer and once every two months in the fall and winter.
Sold in store as mixed variety code
Yes
Diameter
45-55cm
Capacity
3 liters
Also available in Colour
Various colours; mostly green and yellow variegated. And many other varieties
FirstKey SellingPoint
One of the world most popular Plants
SecondKey SellingPoint
Great size of Weeping Fig, fantastic plant for your living-room
ThirdKey SellingPoint
Because of its piramid shape a very architectural solitair plant
FourthKey SellingPoint
Available in many varieties

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