Ficus pumila

Ficus pumila

Life form Travnistoe, ampelnoe
Family Moraceae
Origin Taiwan, the Philippines, Japan, South East China, Southeast Asia, Vietnam
Ease of cultivation Lung
The size Most often from a length of 50 cm to 1.5 m.
Growth rate High, up to 30-46 cm per year.
Lifespan Perennial
Temperature In the summer: 59-73,4 ° F, in the winter not below 44,6 ° F. The variegated forms are more thermophilic.
Humidity High. It requires daily sprayings with water at room temperature, especially after the heating in the winter. The plant will grow well in the kitchen or in the bathroom.
Lighting The plant is shade-tolerant. It should be placed 3-4 m from the light window, or 2.5 m from the north window. It has light-loving only variegated forms.
The soil Fertile, weakly acidic or neutral: 1 part of the turf ground, 1 part of the leaf earth, 1/2 part of the sand, you can add a little charcoal. Either 1 part of the turf ground, 1 part peat, 1 part leaf earth, 1 part sand. Good drainage is necessary, the best option is if its lower layer is claydite, and the upper one is sand.
Watering In summer, regular watering with soft warm water (2-3 times a week), the soil should not dry out, the plant requires abundant watering. In winter, watering is reduced to 1 time per week.
Fertilizer From spring to autumn, every 2 weeks a liquid fertilizer, rich in nitrogen.
Reproduction The apical cuttings of 8-10 cm, at least with two pairs of healthy leaves, very easily take root in water.
Bloom The rooms do not bloom. In greenhouses, as well as all the rubber plants, forms Seacon – small spherical inflorescences, resembling a berry.
Transfer In February-March, annually, the pot should be shallow. In adult plants, the upper 3 cm of soil can be replaced.
Features of care Spring should be cut off shoots to form the crown. The plant can be grown, wrapped around a pole, wrapped in moss. Can be grown in hanging baskets.
Difficulties Amazed mealybug and scale insects, spider mites. The leaves turn yellow and fall off because of the waterlogging of the plant. Leaves dry, if not for a long time to water the plant.
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