FicusThe Ficus comes from Southeast Asia, mainly from Indonesia, and belongs to the Moraceae family (mulberry types). Ideally the plant should be kept at a temperature of approximately 18 ºC all year round. Keep the Ficus in a constant environment with plenty of light all year round but avoid placing it in direct sunlight. There also needs to be high atmospheric humidity. Insufficient light, too much draught or a sudden change in temperature can cause yellowing and leaf loss. Give the Ficus plenty of water but take care to prevent saturation and do not allow a clod of dry earth to accumulate around the roots since both cause the plant to shed its leaves. Feed the plant with normal plant food while the new leaves are growing. To keep the plant in good condition spray the leaves regularly to remove any dust. It is a good idea to replace the potting compost on an annual basis. The plant itself only needs to be repotted once every two or three years.
The best tips for caring for your plant:
- Good light, but no bright sunlight.
- Ideal temperature 18 - 20º C.
- Keep damp, compost must not dry out.
- Do not leave excess water in saucer/dish.
- Apply fertiliser twice a month.
- Pot on annually.
- Air purifying.
- Keep out of draughts.
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