Ficus Island Dwarf - Plant

The look of green island ficus is at home in both a tropical garden or a more formal setting. This is a wonderful texture plant - deep green glossy leaves look similar to a jade plant, and contrast well with other foliage types and colors.
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About Ficus Island Dwarf

Ficus is a pan-tropical genus of trees, shrubs and vines occupying a wide variety of ecological niches; most are evergreen, but some deciduous species are endemic to areas outside of the tropics and to higher elevations.

Fig species are characterized by their unique inflorescence and distinctive pollination syndrome, which utilizes wasp species belonging to the Agaonidae family for pollination. The always popular ficus tree is a member of the fig family and perfect for caring for as a houseplant. There are several varieties of this plant that are grown as houseplants.

Among these are the ficus benjamina or weeping fig, the ficus lyrata or fiddle head fig, and the ficus elastica decora or rubber tree. 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. Ficus (genus Ficus), a group of about 900 species of trees, shrubs, and vines, commonly called figs.

Native primarily to tropical areas of East Asia, they are distributed throughout the world’s tropics. Many are tall forest trees that are buttressed by great spreading roots; others are planted as ornamentals. The always popular ficus tree is a member of the fig family and perfect for caring for as a houseplant. There are several varieties of this plant that are grown as houseplants.

Among these are the ficus benjamina or weeping fig, the ficus lyrata or fiddle head fig, and the ficus elastica decora or rubber tree. The Bodhi tree, under which the Buddha achieved enlightenment, is believed by many to have been a ficus religiosa. The most popular as an indoor tree is the ficus benjamina.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height12 inch (30 cm)
Plant Spread 6 inch (15 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Ficus tree
Maximum Reachable Height 2 meters to 30 meters (98 ft) tall in natural conditions.
Bloom Time The flowers are inconspicuous.
Difficulty Level Easy to growth.

Planting and care

Cold drafts from windows or doors will harm them, so make sure to place them somewhere where drafts will not be an issue.Losing its leaves is the most common problems with ficus plants. 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). If your ficus is losing its leaves, go through the checklist of proper ficus tree care and correct anything that you find wrong.

Ficus Island Dwarf care

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.
Watering 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.
Soil Well-drained soil.
Temperature Above 60 degrees C and actually prefer temperatures above 70 degrees 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.

Ficus Island Dwarf 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. To enable aerial root growth in our homes a humidity of nearly 100% must be achieved artificially.

You can use a glass cover, fish tank or a construction with transparent sheets for this purpose.

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.

Ficus Island Dwarf uses

Ornamental Use:

  • 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
  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose
  • Its generally kep indoor in living room and in terrac area

Culinary Use:

  • The common fig (Ficus carica) is cultivated for its pear-shaped, edible fruits, which are really hollow fleshy receptacles (syconia) containing hundreds of male and female flowers

Frequently Asked Questions

What is another name for a Ficus Island Dwarf ?

Ficus Island Dwarf is commonly known as Ficus tree

How tall do Ficus Island Dwarf grow?

On average Ficus Island Dwarf grows 2 meters to 30 meters (98 ft) tall in natural conditions.

When Ficus Island Dwarf blooms?

With enough light, Ficus Island Dwarf may produce flowers in The flowers are inconspicuous.

How hard is Ficus Island Dwarf to grow?

A Ficus Island Dwarf is Easy to growth.

How much sunlight does a Ficus Island Dwarf need?

A Ficus Island Dwarf prefers 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.

How much water does a Ficus Island Dwarf need?

A Ficus Island Dwarf prefers watering 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.

What kind of soil does a Ficus Island Dwarf need?

A Ficus Island Dwarf prefers Well-drained soil.

What temperature does a Ficus Island Dwarf like?

A Ficus Island Dwarf prefers Above 60 degrees C and actually prefer temperatures above 70 degrees C.

How often should I fertilize my Ficus Island Dwarf ?

To encourage Ficus Island Dwarf growth, 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.



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Saturday, 14 March 2020

What are other names of this plant?

Kanthimathi Sampath

Wednesday, 04 March 2020

Absolutely no complaints! Beautiful plant, great packaging, prompt delivery.

Dheeraj Yadav

Friday, 14 February 2020

How crazy that we all have plants on the mind.

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