The Ficus plant is native to the tropical areas of East Asia primarily but is widely distributed among the other tropical regions of the world. Many have been discovered as tall forest trees, with great spreading roots.
This diverse group of plants belongs to the Ficus genus, and most species of the Ficus plant are evergreen belonging to the outdoor foliage plants family.
The Ficus plant purifies air, by absorbing harmful substances in the air such as formaldehyde and oxalin
By pruning a Ficus plant, you can give it many shapes and designs and can be used as decor Ficus plants are known for their dense and attractive foliage. The leaves are glossy-green in colour, and add a calming effect to spaces where they are placed
The Ficus plant comes in a large variety of shapes and sizes making them visually appealing. Their attractive spreading habit enhances the overall ambience of any location, whether indoors or outdoors.
In many traditions, the Ficus plant has a symbolic and cultural significance. For e.g., the Banyan tree (Ficus Benghalensis) is considered to be sacred in some regions and is worshipped too
The Ficus plant prefers low light conditions i.e. not bright sunlight. In offices, keep it in a place that receives filtered sunlight
Keep the Ficus plant in sunlight during winters when the sun is not that harsh
The Ficus plant has roots that reach right down to the bottom of the pot. Make sure that whenever you water, it must be done thoroughly, so water can reach to the lowermost roots as well. Do not overwater, water only when the top-soil is completely dry
The Ficus plant is the happiest in high humidity. If the conditions are less humid, then keep the plants together so that they can help each other with managing humidity
The Ficus plant is very hardy, and a low-maintenance plant. On average, put Vermicompost twice in a year. Apart from that, you can put liquid manure 1-2 times yearly too. Spraying the plant with Epsom salt will make it feel really happy
Propagation can be done from stem-cuttings, tips cutting or air-layering
Remove the dead leaves or brown leaves from the plant from time to time. You can prune the plant to give it beautiful shapes
Although the Ficus plant is a very tough species, it is susceptible to infestations such as fungal infection or spider mites. Regularly spray the plants with neem oil to prevent attacks
The Ficus plant is known for its green glossy leaves and beautiful spreading foliage.
The ficus plant can be used both as an indoor or an outdoor plant. It is very hardy and can survive almost all conditions with little care.
The ever-popular Ficus plant is great for newbie gardeners and will easily thrive in most indoor spaces.
There are a few species of Ficus plants, such as the Weeping Fig, Benjamin Fig, native to Asia and Australia that flower.