FICUS
HOUSEPLANT




Remember to give your tree a quarter turn every
week so that the new growth doesn’t only happen
on one side of your tree making it lopsided.
You want it to evenly grow on all sides.




FICUS

HOW TO GROW A FICUS

FICUS BONSAI

FICUS BONSAI LINKS

FICUS HOUSEPLANT LINKS



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FICUS




Ficus, (genus Ficus), genus of about 900 species of trees, shrubs, and
vines in the family Moraceae, many of which are commonly known as figs.
Native primarily to tropical areas of East Asia, they are distributed
throughout the world’s tropics. Many are tall forest trees that are
buttressed by great spreading roots; others are planted as ornamentals.



Ficus
https://www.britannica.com/plant/Ficus



Ficus
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ficus




FIG
WEB

http://www.figweb.org/Ficus/index.htm




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HOW TO
GROW A
FICUS




Many people experience frustration at the hands of ficus plants.
They are prone to leaf drop in drafty, cold conditions, and they
don't like to be moved. Ficus are also vulnerable to mites,
mealybugs, whiteflies, and aphids. As tropical plants, they
absolutely require adequate light, warmth, and humidity to look
their best.



How to Grow a Ficus
https://www.thespruce.com/grow-ficus-trees-1902757



How to
Propagate Rubber Trees
From Cuttings

https://www.thespruce.com/how-to-propagate-rubber-trees-from-cuttings-5078692




Ficus
Tree
Plant

https://www.thespruce.com/grow-ficus-trees-1902757




9 Species of Fig
(Ficus) Trees for Indoor
and Outdoor Gardening

https://www.thespruce.com/nine-species-of-fig-trees-3269673




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Care For Rubber
Tree Varieties:
Elastica, Robusta,
Decora, Burgundy

https://plantcaretoday.com/rubber-tree-plant-care.html




Ficus Audrey:
How To Grow
and Care For
Ficus Benghalensis

https://plantcaretoday.com/ficus-audrey.html?fbclid=IwAR0lnkq_wsiK21xnUIAPMKFhAMbAHHL__ieLZDUNOw5YsLnEXSAV11U-1A4




Ficus
https://plantcaretoday.com/?s=+Ficus




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FICUS
BONSAI




What is the Ficus Bonsai?

The most common and easy-to-care-for indoor bonsai tree is the Ficus Bonsai.
While no one can agree on the exact number of Ficus species, the estimated
number is between 800 and 2000. Ficus trees grow in all tropical regions
and are ideal for growing indoors.



Caring for a
Ficus Bonsai



Positioning Your Ficus Bonsai

The Ficus tree is an indoor bonsai tree that cannot stand frost.
These trees can be kept outdoors in the summer if temperatures
are above 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Lots of light is preferred at
all times. Do not place this tree in the shade. These trees are
tropical, which means they prefer high temperatures consistently
all year round. And while they can stand low humidity, they
thrive in high humidity and need high humidity in order to
develop aerial roots.



Watering Your Ficus Bonsai

Watering a Ficus bonsai is much like watering any other bonsai tree.
This means you should water the tree when the soil gets slightly dry.
Water generously, allowing the water to drip out of the drainage
holes. Once the water stops dripping, water once more. The Ficus can
live through occasional over- or under-watering. Room temperature
soft water is ideal. While you shouldn’t overdo it, daily misting is
advised in order to get high humidity. The warmer the Ficus is in the
winter, the more water it will need.



Fertilizing Your Ficus Bonsai

Fertilize every week or every other week in the summer and every two to
four weeks in the winter. Liquid or solid fertilizer can be used.



Wiring Your Ficus Bonsai

The easiest branches to wire are thin branches and medium-strong branches
because of their flexibility. Be sure to check on the wire regularly as
the wires can cut into the tree’s bark very quickly. Use guy-wires to wire
strong branches because they won’t cut into the tree as quickly.



Pruning Your Ficus Bonsai

Ficus trees take pruning very well. In fact, it is necessary in order to
maintain the shape of the tree. Once 6-8 leaves have grown on a branch,
prune 2. Pruning off the leaves can also reduce the leaves’ size as well.
To thicken the tree’s trunk, grow the trunk freely for a year or two.
Cuts that are strong but necessary will not affect the tree’s health and
new shoots will grow in that space. Cover large wounds with cut paste.



Training Your Ficus Bonsai

The Ficus tree’s trunk, branches, and roots can fuse together with pressure.
This means you can tie young shoots together to create one big, strong trunk.
You can also perform approach grafting on these trees. Young plants, shoots,
or aerial roots can be grafted onto wounds to heal wounds faster.



Propagation

Cuttings can be planted at any time, but for best success rates, plant cuttings
in mid-summer. Growing trees from plants will work best in the spring.



Repotting

Re-pot every other year in the spring.


Ficus Bonsai
https://www.basic-bonsai-tree-care.com/ficus-bonsai/



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FICUS
BONSAI
LINKS




Ficus Bonsai
https://bonsais.co.za/species/ficus/

Ficus Bonsai Trees:
How To Grow and Care

https://florgeous.com/ficus-bonsai/

Ficus Bonsai tree
(Retusa, Ginseng)

https://www.bonsaiempire.com/tree-species/ficus

Ficus/ Fig Bonsai
http://www.bonsai4me.com/SpeciesGuide/Ficus.html

Guide To the Ficus
Benjamina Bonsai

https://www.bonsaidojo.net/guide-ficus-benjamina-bonsai/

How to Grow a Ficus Bonsai
https://homeguides.sfgate.com/grow-ficus-bonsai-75393.html



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FICUS
HOUSEPLANT
LINKS




8 Types of Indoor Ficus Plants
Best Ficus Trees for Home

https://balconygardenweb.com/types-of-indoor-ficus-plants-best-trees-for-home/#:~:text=%208%20Types%20of%20Indoor%20Ficus%20Plants%20%7C,delightful%20indoor%20houseplant%2C%20commonly%20grown%20in...%20More%20

9 Different Types of Ficus
Trees (Plus Essential Facts)

https://www.homestratosphere.com/types-of-ficus-trees/

Complete Guide to Ficus Trees:
How to Grow & Care For
“Ficus benjamina”

https://gardenbeast.com/ficus-tree-guide/

Ficus
http://www.catalogueoflife.org/annual-checklist/2019/browse/classification/kingdom/Plantae/genus/Ficus/fossil/0/match/1

Ficus
http://www.costafarms.com/plants/ficus

Ficus
https://www.bhg.com/gardening/plant-dictionary/houseplant/ficus/

Ficus Alii Guide:
How to Grow & Care for
“Ficus binnendijkii ‘Alii’”

https://gardenbeast.com/ficus-alii-guide/

Ficus Audrey Care: How to Grow
& Care For The Strangling Fig

https://www.diys.com/ficus-audrey-care/



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Ficus houseplants:
popular species and care tips

https://plantsbank.com/ficus-houseplants-popular-species-and-care-tips/

Ficus Plants
https://www.houseplantsexpert.com/indoor-ficus-plants.html

Ficus Tree Care:
Tips For Growing Ficus Indoors

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/ficus/ficus-tree-care.htm

Fig
https://hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/morton/fig.html

Growing a Ficus Benjamina
Fig Tree Indoors

https://myperfectplants.com/2020/01/20/growing-a-ficus-benjamina-fig-tree-indoors/

Growing and Maintaining
Your Fig Tree

https://www.thoughtco.com/growing-and-maintaining-your-fig-1343347

Guide to Fiddle Leaf Fig:
How to Grow & Care for
“Ficus Lyrata”

https://gardenbeast.com/fiddle-leaf-fig-guide/

How to Care for a Ficus Tree
https://www.countryliving.com/gardening/garden-ideas/a30743267/ficus-tree-care/

How To Care For a Ficus
Tree in 10 Simple Steps

https://www.eagrovision.com/ficus-tree/

How to Grow the Banyan Tree
(Ficus benghalensis)

https://www.diys.com/banyan-tree/

How to Grow and Care
for Ficus microcarpa

https://www.hortzone.com/blog/green-island-ficus/



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How to Grow and Care for
Ficus Elastica, Also Known
as the Rubber Plant

https://smartgardenguide.com/how-to-care-for-a-rubber-plant-ficus-elastica/#:~:text=How%20To%20Care%20For%20A%20Rubber%20Plant%20%28Ficus,inch%20of%20soil%20becomes%20dry%20and%20fertilize%20monthly.

How to Grow Ficus Trees
https://www.gardeningchannel.com/how-to-grow-ficus-trees/

How to Grow a Ficus Tree Indoors
https://www.hgtv.com/outdoors/flowers-and-plants/houseplants/how-to-grow-a-ficus-tree-indoors

How to Grow a Ficus Tree Indoors
https://www.sundaygardener.net/how-to-grow-a-ficus-tree-indoors/

How to Grow a Ficus Tree
(Weeping Fig) as a Houseplant

https://dengarden.com/gardening/How-to-Grow-a-Ficus-Tree-Weeping-Fig-as-a-Houseplant

HOW TO GROW GREEN ISLAND FICUS
https://gardenofedengardencenter.com/how-to-grow-green-island-ficus

How to Plant a Ficus Tree Outdoors
https://homeguides.sfgate.com/plant-ficus-tree-outdoors-66558.html

Indoor Fig (Ficus) Plant:
Varieties, How to Grow and Care

https://florgeous.com/ficus-plant/

Types of Ficus Trees:
Outdoors and Indoors Ficus
Plants (Including Pictures)

https://leafyplace.com/ficus-tree/

Varieties of ficus
with photos and names

https://licklogplayers.org/flowers-and-plants/varieties-of-ficus-with-photos-and-names/

Your Ultimate Guide to
Caring for a Ficus Tree

https://www.housebeautiful.com/lifestyle/a30614608/ficus-tree-care-guide/



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