Ficus care: how to save the plant

By Andrii MaistrenkoApr 15, 2024 13:42 PMGarden
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Caring for ficus can be quite tricky, but with the right techniques, your green companion can thrive effortlessly. SSPDaily has revealed the key secrets that will help ensure the health and vitality of the plant.

Proper lighting

Ficuses love bright, diffused light. Avoid direct sunlight, as this can cause leaf burns.

Temperature and humidity

Maintaining an ideal temperature of 15 to 25 degrees Celsius is very important for the health of your ficus. Try to minimize sudden temperature fluctuations. To create a favorable environment, ensure sufficient humidity. Use a humidifier, for example, or spray the plant lightly with water from a spray bottle daily.

Watering technique

Ficuses like moderate watering. It is important to provide them with a small amount of water regularly. Wait until the top layer of soil is dry before watering again. Do not leave excess water in the pot as this will cause the roots to rot.

Suitable soil and repotting

Choose well-drained soil for your ficus to ensure a healthy root system. Repot the plant every two to three years or as needed. This promotes root development and improves nutrient absorption.

Removing dust

Accumulated dust will prevent proper photosynthesis in the ficus leaves. Clean and remove dust thoroughly with a soft sponge or damp cloth. Periodically polishing the leaves with special products will also help maintain their health and shine. However, do not overdo it.

Pest prevention

Protect your ficus from common pests such as aphids. Inspect the leaves regularly and take action if necessary, using safe and plant-friendly pest control methods.

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