Ficus Mix - 24cm

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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
Plastic
Colour
Green, yellow variegated
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.
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
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
Any good, fast-draining potting soil will likely do.
Watering instructions
Keep well watered throughout the growing season
Latin name
Ficus benjamina cultivars
Eventual height
115-130cm
Eventual width
60-70cm
Scent
Unscented
Pot size
24cm
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.).
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.
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