Ficus Orientalis a cultivar of the Ficus Benjamina, specially selected for its desirable characteristics. This specific variety has shiny, narrow, pointed foliage.
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Height: 12in - 24in
Spread: 12in - 36in
Light: Direct to bright indirect
Zone: 10 - 11
Pet Safe: Toxic
CareGeneral Maintenance: Prune your ficus to keep a consistent shape and form and to encourage a bushier appearance. Do most of your pruning in the winter while the plant is dormant. Repot to a larger pot once roots become visible around the drainage holes. Transplant the ficus in the early evening to give it a chance to recover from transplanting before receiving sunlight.
Temperature: Does well in temperatures between 15°C - 30°C.
Light: Prefers bright indirect light with some full sun. Too much full sun will cause leaf scorching.
Watering: Water once soil becomes dry to the touch, and thoroughly water until water drains from the bottom of the pot. Allowing the plant to get too dry may lead to leaves dropping. Will do better if humidity is fairly high, which can be achieved via a pebble tray or misting.
Soil: Does well in any general houseplant soil mix, as long as it is well-draining.
Fertilizer: Fertilize once a month during the growing season (May - Aug), with a balanced liquid fertilizer.