Tropical fig tree used in medicine, The fruit and bark of the tree is used for inducing purgation and emesis to remove excess pitta dosha from the body

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About Ficus hispida

Hairy Fig is a coarsely hairy shrub or small tree. Ovate-lance-shaped stipules are usually 4 and are visible on leafless fruiting branchlets. Oppositely arranged leaves, long stalks, are ovate, oblong, or obovate, thickly papery, covered with coarse hairs.

Leaf base is rounded to wedge-shaped, the margin is entire or bluntly toothed, the tip is pointed. Figs appear in leaf axil on normal leafy shoots, sometimes on leafless branchlets, solitary or paired, yellow or red when mature, top-shaped, Figs are covered with short hairs Flowering: June-July. The juice of the root is used in the treatment of fevers. The bark is antiperiodic, emetic and tonic.

The juice of the fig is used in the treatment of liver problems.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%

Ficus hispida care

Ficus hispida uses


Frequently Asked Questions

Why is my Ficus plant dropping leaves?

The most common cause you will see ficus leaves drop when the seasons change. The humidity and temperature in your house also change at this time and this can cause ficus trees to lose leaves. Underwatering or overwatering and too little light can cause a ficus tree to lose leaves. In an improperly watered ficus tree may have yellowing leaves and the ficus tree leaves may curl.

Can you prune a Ficus plant?

Ficus trees should undergo pruning after new growth stops in the late summer and early fall.

Does a Ficus need sunlight?

Yes, Ficus needs 4-6 hrs. of direct bright sunlight a day.

How tall do Ficus plants grow?

Ficus can grow up to 60 feet tall

How much light do Ficus plants need?

Ficus plants need 4-6 hrs. direct bright light a day

How to grow Ficus plant faster?

Feed your plant with any organic NPK rich fertilizer once a month during active growing season (Summer and Rainy) and water it regularly when the upper layer of the soil(1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.

Do Ficus plants need drainage?

Ficus plant doesn’t like to sit in waterlogged soil, so drainage is important to prevent root rot. Check the drainage hole to allow excess water to escape if growing Ficus plant in a pot.

Can Ficus trees be planted outside?

Yes, you can grow Ficus tree outside where 4-6 hrs.of direct bright light is available.

Why is my Ficus plant sticky?

Sucking insects such as scale and mealy bugs could be on the plant, feeding on the foliage, and then releasing a sticky substance called honeydew.

How much water do Ficus plants need?

It requires frequent watering so water it when the upper layer of the soil(1-2 inches) feels dry to touch( Approx 150-200 ml)

How to plant Ficus pumila?

choose a pot having of 7-inch upper diameter and drainage holes. Sunlight Keep the plant outdoor direct bright light 4-6 hrs. Protect the plant from the afternoon direct harsh sunlight as it can cause damage to the foliage. Soil The soil should be well-drained and fertile rich in organic content. Watering Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Water when topsoil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season. Application of Fertilizer During the main growing season feed the plant 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

When to water Ficus plant?

Apply water probably in the morning or evening time. Do not overwater the plant. Water the plant when the 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. As a rule of thumb, water the plant thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season

Can Ficus tree live outside?

Yes, you can grow Ficus tree outside where 4-6 hrs. of direct bright light is available.

What does a Ficus plant look like?

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.

When to repot a Ficus plant?

1. After purchasing plants if the pot is too small, proceed to re-pot so that the plant may grow properly. 2. When plant overgrows in the current pot or after every 2 -3 years change the pot.repot your ficus plant in the spring season(March-July).

Are Ficus plants easy to grow?

Yes, Ficus plants are very easy to grow.

Is Ficus plant lucky?

Feng Shui says that the Ficus elastica species attracts wealth, prosperity, and good luck. In Feng Shui, it is said that plants with rounded leaves such as the rubber plant are associated with positive energy

How to care Ficus plant?

Make sure your plant is getting 4-6 hrs of direct sunlight, water it (Approx 150-200 ml) when the upper layer of the soil(1-2 inches) feels dry to touch. Check the moisture in the soil before watering it, Poke your finger into the soil, if dry then apply water. Do not overwater the plant. This plant doesn’t like to sit in waterlogged soil, so drainage is important to prevent rot. Check the drainage hole to allow excess water to escape. Protect your plant from a cold climate by keeping it in a mildly warm and dry location. Feed it with any organic nitrogen-rich fertilizer once a month.

What is Ficus plant?

Ficus, a genus of about 900 species of trees, shrubs, and vines in the family Moraceae

How to propagate Ficus plant?

You can propagate Ficus through stem cutting and seed germination procedures.

How to plant Ficus tree?

To plant ficus tree consider the following points 1.To grow the plant in a pot, choose a pot having of 7-10 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the 1/3 pot with well-drained soil rich in organic content and place the plant in the center of the pot. 3. Fill the remaining pot with the same soil. 4. Keep the plant indirect bright light location for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives 4-6 hours of direct sunlight. Note- for more details on growing please check above description on nurserylive.com

How long do Ficus plants live?

Some ficus tree can grow more than 100 years

How to grow Ficus plant?

Ficus plants grow from cuttings with green growth at the tips and woody bases are used. Consider the following points to grow the ficus plant. 1.Pot size- up to 7-10 upper diameter inch with a drainage hole. 2.Sunlight- 4-6 hours of natural direct bright sunlight is required. 3.Soil- Soil or potting mixture should be well-drained, fertile, and nutrient-rich. 4. Water-Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 5. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (June to September). Note- for more details on growing please check above description on nurserylive.com



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Sunday, 13 October 2019

Very good garden plants, worth enough for normal gardening. Got for deal price.

Saksham Tehri

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