Ficus, 8in, Repens Green, Hanging Basket - Floral Acres Greenhouse & Garden Centre

Ficus, 8in, Repens Green, Hanging Basket

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Ficus Repens is a vining ficus variety that can be grown as a trailing plant, or trained to climb up a trellis or moss pole.  It can also be trimmed and treated as a bonsai plant.  It displays small, textured, heart-shaped leaves closely placed along the vines. 

 

Attributes

Type: Tropical 
Height: 1ft - 7ft
Spread: 1ft - 2ft
Zone: 10
Pet Safe: Toxic to pets if ingested

Care

General Maintenance: Repot every 1-2 years when plant becomes rootbound.  Can be pruned to control size/height of the plant.  Can be propagated by rooting stem cuttings in water.  Wash leaves every few weeks to remove any dust or debris, to allow the plant to absorb as much sunlight as possible. 

Temperature: Thrives in normal household temperatures, between 15º-26º Celsius.   Keep away from drafts and drastic temperature changes.

Light: Ficus love plenty of bright indirect light.  Direct hot sun may scorch the leaves.  Can tolerate slightly lower light levels, but this will result in a significantly slower rate of growth. 

Watering: Water when the top 2-3 inches of soil are dry to the touch.  Do not let the soil dry out entirely.  Ensure your pot has proper drainage to avoid overwatering as this will cause the plant to drop leaves, as well as potentially causing root rot issues.

Soil: Any high quality, well-draining potting mix will work well.  Avoid heavy/muddy potting mixes as these plants do not like to sit in excess moisture.

Fertilizer: Feed with a liquid houseplant fertilizer once every 3-4 weeks during the spring and summer months.