Weeping Fig Tree (Ficus Microcarpa Ginseng)
Plant Care Instructions*
Room temperatures of around 65°f / 16°c --- 75°f / 24°c is ideal. Try not to allow temperatures to decrease lower than 50°f / 10°c, although they can handle a bit lower, without problems.
Bright light that is partially shaded is what keeps the Ficus happy. A spot that receives some sun and shade during the day is great.
Over-watering and under-watering can cause the leaves to drop. To identify the problem, check if the leaves are crispy or if they fold easily. If they fold then the problem could be over-watering, and if crispy the tree could be under-watered. Add enough water that can seep from the top soil to the drainage holes, at the bottom of the container and remove the leftover water to allow enough oxygen to the plant roots. Less watering in the Winter.
A fast-draining soil-less mix is advised.
I would only use diluted fertilizer once a month from April until September. October - March should be a rest period without fertilizer.
These can be allowed to become pot bound to a certain extent, and as mentioned above, the weeping fig tree does not like to be disturbed. I would only re-pot when necessary, which could be every couple of years when it’s growing in height and spread.
Misting the leaves with plain water in the summer is advised.
* Standard care recommendations - you may need to adjust based on your home or office environment.
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