Ficus Melanie - 10"
Ficus trees are exceptionally simple to care for once they are settled into their modern environment. After they alter to their new home, they will flourish in a spot with bright indirect light and a steady watering plan. Cheerful in essentially any circumstance that maintains a strategic distance from coordinate blasting daylight, your Ficus may be a lovely, low-maintenance indoor plant. The ficus is a beautiful specimen plant that can provide many years of lush foliage. It is quite finicky, so be prepared for some specific care requirements.
Plant Care Instructions:
Ficus plants need bright light, but only acclimated plants can handle the direct sun. They appreciate being moved outside in summer but do not place them in direct sunlight. Bright, direct light will scald the leaves and cause leaf loss.
A ficus needs well-draining, fertile soil. Soil-based potting mixes should work well for this plant and provide the nutrients it needs. Avoid using soils for roses or azaleas, since these are more acidic potting soils.
Water the ficus evenly throughout the summer and reduce watering in the winter. In dry homes, provide plenty of ambient moisture by misting often. Do not let the root ball dry out and check the soil before watering.
These plants cannot tolerate low temperatures or drafts. Maintain a temperature above 60 F at all times; they will do much better with temperatures above 70 F. Any cold drafts from windows, doors, or air-conditioning units will cause harm. Keep them away from a drafty location. They like a relatively humid environment. Regularly mist the leaves or provide a pebble tray filled with water below the plant.
Feed your ficus with slow-release pellets at the beginning of the growing season. They are rapid growers and will benefit from monthly fertilization in the spring and summer and once every two months in the fall and winter.