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Ficus Infectoria, White Fig - Plant

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This is a very massive tree in which the size of the crown can sometimes exceed the height of the tree. the oldest and most massive pilkhan trees in Delhi can be seen inside the complex of the Humayun's Tomb.

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About Ficus Infectoria

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 fiddl

Plant Specifications

Plant Height20 inch (51 cm)
Plant Spread 6 inch (15 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Ficus Iceland
Maximum Reachable Height 2 to 30 meters (98 ft) tall in natural conditions.
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 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 Infectoria 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 Above 60 to 70 degrees F.
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 Infectoria 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 Infectoria 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 Infectoria?

Ficus Infectoria is commonly known as Ficus Iceland

How tall do Ficus Infectoria grow?

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

When Ficus Infectoria blooms?

With enough light, Ficus Infectoria may produce flowers in The flowers are inconspicuous and the plants are grown mainly for their foliage

How hard is Ficus Infectoria to grow?

A Ficus Infectoria is Easy to medium

How much sunlight does a Ficus Infectoria need?

A Ficus Infectoria 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 Infectoria need?

A Ficus Infectoria 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 Infectoria need?

A Ficus Infectoria prefers Rich, humusy and well-drained soil.

What temperature does a Ficus Infectoria like?

A Ficus Infectoria prefers Above 60 to 70 degrees F.

How often should I fertilize my Ficus Infectoria?

To encourage Ficus Infectoria 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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