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About Ficus Panda

Ficus is evergreen perennial tree in Moraceae family. This is rapidly growing, rounded, broad headed, evergreen tree with the glossy, dark green, leathery leaves are densely clothed and trunk is quite smooth, light grey in color.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height24 inch (61 cm)
Plant Spread 6 inch (15 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Ficus Panda, Ficus truncata
Maximum Reachable Height It is a tree reaching 2 meters to 30 meters (98 ft) tall in natural conditions. Most people keep it as indoor for 2 to 3 years.
Bloom Time The flowers are inconspicuous.
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. If your ficus is losing its leaves, go through the checklist of proper ficus tree care and correct anything that you find wrong.

Ficus Panda care

  • Keep the plant in natural indirect bright Light.
  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Water when top soil (1-2inches) feels dry to touch.
  • Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.
  • Sunlight
  • At least 3-6 hours of preferably morning sunlight a day is ideal for plant to grow well and natural indirect bright light for the rest of the day.
  • Watering
  • Before water poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.
  • Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.
  • Soil
  • The soil should be well drained and fertile, rich in organic content for growing plant.
  • Grow well in pH range of 5.5 to 7
  • Temperature Ficus trees also cannot tolerate low temperatures or drafts. They need to be kept in temperatures above 60 degrees F(16 degrees C) and actually prefer temperatures above 70 degrees F (21 degrees C).
    Fertilizer
  • During the main growing season (June-July) feed the plant with organic fertilizer.
  • Ficus Panda uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • Ficus trees can maintain their tree like shape regardless of their size, so this makes them ideal for bonsai or for massive houseplants in large spaces

    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

    How to grow Ficus panda from cutting?

    Ficus panda plants grow from cuttings with green growth at the tips and woody bases are used. Consider the following points to grow the ficus panda 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

    What is panda Ficus?

    Ficus Panda belongs to the genus Ficus.Ficus panda this genus includes aerial roots, a single trunk and distinctive shape. Ficus is a common plant for the home and office landscape plant because of its less maintenance and exotic appearance.

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