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Ficus Moclame, Ficus microcarpa - Plant

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  • Country of origin: India

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Description

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

Ficus microcarpa is a tropical tree with smooth light-gray bark and entire oblanceolate leaves about 2-2.5 inches (5à ¢ÃƒÆ’ ¢Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã… ¡ ¬ÃƒÆ’ ¢Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡ ¬Ãƒâ€¦Ã¢â‚¬Å“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.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height 18 inch (46 cm)
Plant Spread 7 inch (18 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Chinese banyan, Malayan banyan, Indian laurel, curtain fig, or gajumaru
Maximum Reachable Height 40-50
Bloom Time March-May
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

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.
  • Ficus Moclame 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
    Watering Moderately
    Soil Well drained soil
    Temperature 16-24 degree C
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

    Ficus Moclame special feature

    It can remove airborne toxins from air.

    Ficus Moclame uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • Excellent plant for making hedge or growing in pot

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is another name for a Ficus Moclame?

    Ficus Moclame is commonly known as Chinese banyan, Malayan banyan, Indian laurel, curtain fig, or gajumaru

    How tall do Ficus Moclame grow?

    On average Ficus Moclame grows 40-50

    When Ficus Moclame blooms?

    With enough light, Ficus Moclame may produce flowers in March-May

    How hard is Ficus Moclame to grow?

    A Ficus Moclame is Easy to grow

    How much sunlight does a Ficus Moclame need?

    A Ficus Moclame prefers Full sun to partial shade

    How much water does a Ficus Moclame need?

    A Ficus Moclame prefers watering Moderately

    What kind of soil does a Ficus Moclame need?

    A Ficus Moclame prefers Well drained soil

    What temperature does a Ficus Moclame like?

    A Ficus Moclame prefers 16-24 degree C

    How often should I fertilize my Ficus Moclame?

    To encourage Ficus Moclame growth, Apply any organic fertilizer

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