Don't let the name "ficus" scare you - this variety won't take over your life or your landscaping. I saw that the fruitless should not have thorns. What a small world indeed! Never fertilize a sick or dry Ficus microcarpa. However, one rarely sees them successfully develop aerial roots or develop banyan-like trunks. Most Moraceae are tropical plants, and Ficus benjamina is no exception, being native to the tropics of south Asia and northern Australia.
All prices exclude GST. Hardening off will allow lush growth to become lignified, and foliage to add water-saving cuticle. The bark is smooth grey, and the trunk eventually forms buttress roots and aerial roots from the lower branches in humid environments. Then a thin layer of small gravel is placed in the bottom of the pot for drainage purposes. Home Ficus Plants You're Here. Best growth in full sun, will tolerate lightly shaded positions and bright light indoors.
Ficus microcarpa nitida (retusa) - Column - Forms We Grow - Boething Treeland Farms
South East Asia and Australia. Less watering in the winter is to be carried out. Mail this article Print this article Read articles about: It's very well-behaved, grows more slowly and is easy to keep small. With large arching branches and long pointed leaves, it looks attractive indoors apart from leaves dropping.
Chemical control has been used for Ficus species, as they are sensitive to triclopyr herbicides as a basal or stump treatment Starr et al. This eliminates the bulbous appearance of the roots. Once the fig rests in the fall allow it to go without fertilizer. Bonsai enthusiasts should use a concave cutting tool in order to remove branches and limbs without leaving scars on the tree. Seeds of this species are known to be dispersed by over vertebrate species including birds and b. Mealy bugs may also be an occasional invader.