Ficus Moclame, Ficus Microcarpa - Plant

Ficus Moclame is an ornamental, evergreen houseplant. It has lovely, glossy oval leaves and it filters airborne toxins from the surrounding environment.

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Ficus Moclame, Ficus microcarpa Plant
 

Description for Ficus Moclame, Ficus microcarpa

Plant height: 14 - 22 inches (35 - 56 cm)
Plant spread: 5 - 9 inches (12 - 23 cm)

Ficus microcarpa is a tropical tree with smooth light-gray bark and entire oblanceolate leaves about 2-2.5 inches (5–6 cm) long. Ficus microcarpa is cultivated as an ornamental tree for planting in gardens, parks, and in containers as an indoor plant and bonsai specimen. In Southeast Asia, it is cultivated as a shade tree because of its dense foliage. Its ability to produce discards also makes it easy to drive in hedge or bush.

Common name(s): Chinese banyan, Malayan banyan, Indian laurel, curtain fig, or gajumaru
Flower colours: -
Bloom time: March-May
Max reachable height: 40-50
Difficulty to grow: Easy to grow

Planting and care

Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:

  • Do not overwater suddenly, check the moisture in the soil first. If too dry then apply water gradually.
  • Keep the plant in indirect bright light. Gradually move it to more bright location.
  • Do not re-pot immediately after receiving it.

Key requirements to keep plant healthy:

 

Sunlight: Full sun to partial shade
Soil: Well drained soil
Water: Moderately
Temperature: 16-24 degree C
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Ficus Moclame

Sunlight
    • Keep the plant indoor or outdoor with bright light.
    • Protect the Ficus from harsh sunlight as it can cause damage to the foliage.
Soil
    • The soil should be well drained and fertile for growing Ficus.
Watering
    • Water the plant when the topsoil (2-3 inch) in pot feels dry to touch.
    • Do not ever overwater the plant.
    • Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.
Application of Fertilizer
    • During summer feed the Ficus with organic fertilizer once a month.
    • Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.
Pruning
    • Regular pruning is necessary to retain the tree shape. Prune back to 2 leaves after 6-8 leaves have grown. The tree should only be pruned during the periods of active growth.
Re-potting
    • When a plant outgrows in current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer.
    • Do the re-potting late evening and keep the plant in shady area for 2 to 3 days and then move the plant in its suitable climatic condition.
Plant Protection
  • Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and discard them away from the plants.
  • For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment.

Typical uses of Ficus Moclame

Special features: It can remove airborne toxins from air.

Ornamental use: Excellent plant for making hedge or growing in pot.

References

    https://greeneryunlimited.co/pages/ficus-moclame-care