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Ficus trees are one of the most popular decorative trees grown indoors. A ficus in your living room can help filter out pollutants that typically accompany carpeting and furniture such as formaldehyde, benzene and trichloroethylene.

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Interesting Note: The oldest tree known to have been planted by a human is a 2,300-year-old Ficus named “Sri Maha Bodhiya”, and stands in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. It was planted there in 288 BC. The Buddha is said to have achieved enlightenment under this Bodhi tree, or Ficus.

Ficus trees, which have over 800 species, are very easy to grow and care, some of its hardy and easy to maintain varieties are as follows:

1.Ficus Panda

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The Ficus Panda offered by us is a round, green, shiny plant usually found in gardens. Bowl shape of Ficus Panda provides it highly attractive look. Ficus Panda is a yellow colored bushy plant offered by us at very reasonable rates.

2.Ficus Benjamina, Weeping Fig

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The Benjamina is one of the most popular small indoor trees from this genus that grows quite slowly and needs a grower to take only basic care of a few thingd (lighting, watering, etc.), which is fairly easy.

3.Ficus Starlight

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A delightful variety of the ever popular evergreen, weeping Fig bearing cascading branches of shiny green and white pointed, oval, variegated leaves. Ficus Starlight Plants enhance the looks of the house or the garden, by means of their small white and light green colored leaves.

4.Ficus Island Dwarf

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Green Island Ficus is a full shrub that is great when used as a low hedge. It has deep green and glossy leaves, and forms a very manicured look. It is versatile as well, taking both sun or shade.

5.Ficus Triangularis variegata

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Ficus triangularis, commonly known as triangle ficus, is one of the least fussy in the genus. It have deep-green leaves that don’t drop as easily. Triangle ficus is suitable as a houseplant, though, tolerating an indoor environment quite well.

6.Ficus Compacta Varigated

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This is perfect for placing in foyer, corridor, office spaces, living room or balcony. This ficus comes in many shapes and sizes that make this a popular focal point in your home.

Planting & care details for ficus/fig plants

Sunlight: 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.

Soil: Rich, humus and well-drained soil.

Water: When watering, always check the top of the soil first. If the top of the soil is wet, do not 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.

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.).

Fertilizer: Feed with slow-release pellets in the beginning of the growing season. Fertilize once a month in the spring and summer and once every two months in the fall and winter.

Care:

  • Cold drafts from windows or doors will harm them, so make sure to place them somewhere where drafts will not be an issue.
  • Leaf drop is a ficus tree’s standard reaction to stress, whether it’s from any of the following:Under watering or over watering, Low humidity, Too little light, Relocation or repotting, Drafts, Range in temperature (too hot or cold).

Special Feature:

  • Most ficus bonsai trees can produce aerial roots in their natural habitat, which are often presented in appealing bonsai creations with many aerial root pillars or root over rock styles.

  • The Bodhi tree, under which the Buddha achieved enlightenment, is believed by many to have been a ficus religiosa.

  • Fig species are characterized by their unique inflorescence and distinctive pollination syndrome, which utilizes wasp species belonging to the Agaonidae family for pollination.

Ornamental use:

  • Ficus trees can maintain their tree-like shape regardless of their size, so this makes them ideal for bonsai or for massive houseplants in large spaces.
  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
  • Its generally keep indoor in living room and in terrace area.

Ficus plants range from large trees to woody shrubs to trailing vines. The ficus comes in many shapes and sizes that make this a popular focal point in your home.

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In general use a soil-based compost placed over a generous layer of drainage material such as earthenware crocks, pebbles or gravel. Water and feed regularly, especially while plants are bearing flowers and fruit, when a high-potash fertilizer is recommended.


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Using pebbles in a garden brings different colours and textures to the garden. Pebbles can also fill up otherwise empty space in the garden, leaving a visual that might be considered more interesting and aesthetic than simple dirt, soil or mulch.

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