Ficus Amplissima, Ficus Indica Willd., Ficus Tsiela Roxb, Piper, Pipali - Plant
Description for Ficus Amplissima, Ficus Indica Willd., Ficus Tsiela Roxb, Piper, Pipali
A large, glabrous tree. Leaves are alternate, ovate, apiculate-acuminate coriaceous, upper surface dotted with minute raised spots, base narrowed, 3-nerved, petiole with a gland at the apex on the underside. The inflorescence is Hypanthodium globose, sessile. Fruit is achene ovoid reniform.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Piper, Pipali||Reddish||November to January||10 m||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Can be planted in the sun, although can tolerate the half shade; aftercare till establishment is helpful if the situation allows; reasonable soil required. Grow well in moist and dry deciduous forests
|Full sun||Well-drained soil||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.||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).||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.|
Caring for Ficus Amplissima
- 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.
- Ficus tree shows a standard reaction to stress is Leaf drop, whether it is 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.
Typical uses of Ficus Amplissima
Culinary use: It is used to make pickles.
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 an ornamental purpose. It generally keeps indoor in a living room and in terrace area.
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