Ficus Multiroots 175 cm - Plant

Ficus trees are a common plant in the home and office, mainly due to the fact that they look like a typical tree with a single trunk and a spreading canopy.

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About Ficus Multiroots 175 cm

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 worlds 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

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Ficus Multiroots 175 cm
Maximum Reachable Height upto 2 feet
Bloom Time The flowers are inconspicuous and the plants are grown mainly for their foliage
Difficulty Level easy to medium

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 trees standard reaction to stress, whether its 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 Multiroots 175 cm 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 Rich, humusy and well-drained soil.
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.

Ficus Multiroots 175 cm 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 Multiroots 175 cm 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

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?

1. To grow plant in 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 same soil. 4. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives 4-6 hours of direct sunlight. 5. Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in field. If you are planting purchased plant directly in ground follow below procedure. 1. Keep the plant in indirect bright light for 3-4 days and gradually move to a location receiving direct sunlight for 4-6 hours a day. 2. Dig a pit twice the size of the bag/pot the current plant is in. 3. Fill the 1/3 of pit with soil rich in organic content, place the plant in center and fill the pit with same soil. 4. Apply water General caring tips Plant should get 4-6 hours of sunlight a day. Water the plant when surface soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch. Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season.

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. 1. To propagate take pencil size cutting of well mature stem to a length of 16-18 cm and remove any flowers leaves from it. 2. Then dip the bottom of the cutting in rooting hormone, and place the 3/4 portion cutting into a small container with well-draining soil and water the cuttings. 3. Rooting will start within 1-2 week. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

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 1.To grow plant in 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 same soil. 4. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives 4-6 hours of direct sunlight. 5. Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in field. If you are planting purchased plant directly in ground follow below procedure. 1. Keep the plant in indirect bright light for 3-4 days and gradually move to a location receiving direct sunlight for 4-6 hours a day. 2. Dig a pit twice the size of the bag/pot the current plant is in. 3. Fill the 1/3 of pit with soil rich in organic content, place the plant in center and fill the pit with same soil. 4. Apply water General caring tips Plant should get 4-6 hours of sunlight a day. Water the plant when surface soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season.

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.Sunlight- 4-6 hours of natural direct bright sunlight is required. 2.Soil- Soil or potting mixture should be well-drained, fertile, and nutrient-rich. 3. Water-Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 4. 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



Reviews

Thursday, 03 October 2019

This plant is one of the easiest to grow and requires no extra attention.

Aarti Dalvi

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