The birthplace of ficus is the tropics and subtropics of Africa and Asia. This plant belongs to the family of mulberry. In total, there are at least about 800 different types of ficuses. Many of them can have a height up to 2 meters. Such high and large -leaved species are often grown in large tubs standing on the floor. Smaller climbing species are often used in the interior as ampelous plants.
How to care for ficus
They look very beautiful in suspended form in special decorative pots. Thus, any ficus, regardless of what type it belongs to, will decorate the interior, both a residential building and a public premises. For which, mainly, this plant is appreciated.
Well, now let’s talk about how to create the most comfortable conditions for ficus so that it always looks beautiful and well -groomed.
This plant is very fond of multiple light. Therefore, it is necessary to put it in a fairly bright place, but at the same time protect from direct sunlight from getting.
In summer, the temperature for the plant should be about 25 degrees. In winter, the most suitable temperature will be 14-16 degrees. It is necessary to protect ficus from drafts, as this can be detrimental to affect it.
The minimum allowable humidity for ficus is 50%. If the air in the room is dry, especially when heating is turned on, you need to periodically spray the plant. Otherwise, due to a lack of necessary humidity, the leaves may fall out of it.
Watering the ficus should be moderate. In no case do not need to water the earthen lump. It is also necessary to regularly wipe the ficus leaves with a damp cloth in order to remove dust from them.
It is most convenient to propagate ficus with cuttings. To do this, you need to cut the cuttings from the adult plant. After that, you need to wash off the released milky juice from them with water.
How to care for ficus
It is best to put the stalk for several hours for this. If this is not done, the milky juice will dry out and will not let the roots develop. Next, it is required to slightly dry the cut site. Then the cuttings should be planted in warm moist soil. The optimum air temperature for rooting will be 25-30 degrees. In addition, it is necessary to spray the cuttings, as well as constantly maintain land humidity. Usually rooting occurs within 1-1.5 months.