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Ficus Starlight / Ficus Benjamina / Twilight

Ficus Starlight / Ficus Benjamina / Twilight

Pot Type: Plastic Pot

Regular price Dhs. 150.00
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Welcome to the world of Ficus Benjamina (Twilight), where nature's beauty meets timeless elegance. This plant has graced homes and offices with its graceful foliage for generations. Ficus Benjamina is celebrated for its slender, arching branches and glossy, elliptical leaves that cascade gracefully, creating a weeping effect. This classic plant effortlessly complements various interior styles, from modern to traditional, making it a popular choice for interior landscaping.

Beyond its visual appeal, the Ficus Benjamina actively contributes to a healthier living environment. Known for its air-purifying qualities, this plant helps filter out common indoor pollutants, promoting cleaner and fresher air. Breathe easy with the natural air-cleansing capabilities of the Ficus Benjamina. Placed in a living room, office lobby, or bedroom, the Ficus Benjamina adapts to diverse environments with ease.

 

Care Tips for Ficus benjamina

Caring for Ficus benjamina, commonly known as the Weeping Fig or Ficus tree, involves a combination of attention to light, water, soil, and pruning. Here are comprehensive care tips to help your Ficus benjamina thrive:

Light

Ficus benjamina thrives in bright, indirect light. Place it near a window with filtered sunlight, but avoid direct exposure to intense, hot sunlight, especially in regions like Dubai or the UAE. The plant can adapt to lower light conditions, but its growth may slow down.

Temperature

Maintain a consistent temperature between 65°F to 75°F (18°C to 24°C). Ficus benjamina is sensitive to temperature fluctuations, so avoid placing it near drafts, air conditioners, or heaters.

Watering

Keep the soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged. Water the plant when the top inch of the soil feels slightly dry to the touch. Adjust watering frequency based on environmental conditions, and be cautious not to let the soil dry out completely.

Humidity

Ficus benjamina prefers moderate to high humidity. In dry climates like Dubai, increase humidity by misting the leaves regularly or placing a tray of water and pebbles near the plant. Maintain humidity levels to prevent leaf drop.

Soil

Use a well-draining potting mix. A mix formulated for indoor plants or tropical plants works well. Ensure the pot has drainage holes to prevent waterlogging, which can lead to root rot.

Fertilization

Feed your Ficus benjamina with a balanced liquid fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce or eliminate fertilization in the fall and winter when growth slows down.

Pruning

Prune your Ficus benjamina to maintain its desired shape. Regularly remove dead or yellowing leaves and trim back overgrown branches. Pruning encourages a bushier growth habit.

Repotting

Repot your Ficus benjamina when it outgrows its current container, typically every 2-3 years. Spring is an ideal time for repotting. Use fresh potting mix and choose a slightly larger pot.

Pest Control

Keep an eye out for common pests such as spider mites, scale, and aphids. Regularly inspect the leaves and treat any infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil.

Leaf Care

Wipe the leaves regularly with a damp cloth to remove dust. This helps the plant breathe and enhances its appearance.

Acclimatization

When moving your Ficus benjamina to a new location or adjusting its light conditions, acclimate it gradually to prevent shock and leaf drop.

By following these care tips, you can enjoy the beauty of a healthy and thriving Ficus benjamina in your home or office. Remember that Ficus benjamina can be sensitive to changes, so consistent care is key to its well-being.

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