Ficus triangularis

Ficus triangularis

Life form Shrub, tree
Family Moraceae
Origin West Africa
Ease of cultivation Easy enough for growing a plant with small complexities.
The size In the room, most often up to 1 m. In nature, up to 30 m high.
Growth rate High enough
Lifespan Perennial
Temperature In the summer: 68-77 ° F, in winter not below + 60,8 ° F.
Humidity High. Daily spraying of plants with water at room temperature is required, especially in winter. After spraying the plant, it should be shaded from the bright sun. When the heating is on, the plant should be placed away from the radiators (not less than 2 m). It is best to grow the plant in a pallet with wet claydite.
Lighting Bright diffused light. Ficus triangular is a fairly shade-tolerant plant. The plant must be shaded from direct sunlight.
The soil Fertile, loose: 1 part of sod land, 1 part of leaf land, 1/2 part of sand, you can add a little charcoal. Either 1 part of the turf ground, 1 part peat, 1 part leaf earth, 1 part sand (pH 6.0-6.5). Requires good drainage, the best option if a lower layer is composed of expanded clay, sand and the upper.
Watering In summer regular moderate watering with standing warm water (1-2 times a week), before the next watering the soil should dry well. It is always necessary to pour water out of the pan and prevent moisture stagnation. In winter, watering is reduced to 1 time in 7-10 days. Avoid overmoistening, especially in winter.
Fertilizer From spring to autumn, every 2 weeks, liquid fertilizer, alternating organic and mineral.
Reproduction The triceous ficus propagates quite easily with apical cuttings. Cuttings length of 15-18 cm are used, at least with three pairs of healthy leaves (in order to cut the length of the cuttings in 2 times the length of the leaves), in spring in a greenhouse (or covered with polyethylene) in a mixture of peat and perlite or earth with sand, at a temperature of 25 ° F. Cut the cuttings better to pre-treat with corn (or heteroauxin). Set for germination in diffuse light conditions. After 2 weeks, polyethylene can be removed. After rooting, put in a pot about 10 cm in diameter. Spread also with the help of air layers and seeds.
Bloom Abundantly blooms and fructifies at home. Like all ficuses, it forms syconia – small globular brown inflorescence about 2 cm in size, reminiscent of a berry. In summer, they periodically fall to the surface of the soil.
Transfer In February-March, once in 2 years. In adult plants, if the pot diameter exceeds 30 cm, you can replace the top 3 cm of soil.
Features of care The plant does not like drafts and sudden changes in temperature. In order to form the crown, the shoots must be shortened regularly.
Difficulties It is affected by mealybug, as well as aphids, scutes, thrips. The new shoots are thin, and the leaves are small, either as a result of a lack of light, or with a lack of nutrition.Leaves can fall off only from very strong stress.
Air cleaning
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