Ficus benghalensis

Ficus benghalensis

  • Product Code: DOP 020
  • Availability: In Stock
  • QAR 750.00

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Ficus Benghalensis (Banyan Tree) - 2.5-3m Ht, 1.5m CS, 35-45mm 

Ficus benghalensis, common names include Strangler Fig and Banyan Tree, it has large, thick, oval-shaped, leathery leaves similar to those of Ficus elastica. Prominent, pale pink-green veins stand out against the glossy richness of the leaf color. It can grow to over 30m tall with a spread of 200m and are some of the largest canopy trees in the world. However, it can easily manage their size as a container-grown houseplant to add height and texture to a room. 

How To Care

Light: Ficus benghalensis prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate some light shade. Direct sunlight may burn the leaves

Soil: The Ficus Benghalensis requires fertile soil with plenty of drainage holes when being grown in a pot. 

Water: Allow the soil to almost dry out before watering, then saturate. Ensure good drainage as the plant won't like sitting in water.

Fertilizer: Apply a weak dose of fertilizer once or twice a month during the growing season.

Temperature: Ideal temperatures are 16-24°C. Avoid cold draughts.

Pruning: Pruning the Ficus regularly will lead it to branch out more. Trimming and pinching keep your tree miniature.

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