Weeping Fig Tree, Ficus microcarpa ‘Nitida’ Straight Stem

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Part of the fig family - most commonly known as Indian Laurel - this form has dense leaf formation making it perfect for indoor topiary, as it is very happy to be clipped. 
The Ficus Nitida has small, shiny oval leaves that form a nice rounded head on a single solid stem. 

It is also air purifying and relatively easy going once it has become used to its new home. 

Best space & place

This ficus, like most others is happiest situated in indirect bright light. It is happy in most rooms, with a minimum night-time temperature of 15°C. If it is in too shaded a spot it could cause leaves to drop. 

When to water & feed

Allow the top two inches of soil to dry out between waterings and do not allow to sit in water as this will cause root rot. Apply a general purpose houseplant feed only in the growing months in small doses to avoid root burn. Reduce watering in winter.

Need to know

This tree always drops leaves when being moved, and more so in the winter when it commonly sheds some leaves anyway. It is a fast grower so these will be replaced quickly.

 
Height: 180cm
Width: 70cm
Potsize: 38/32cm
    For no fuss or mess you can put the plant in the growing pot it arrives in straight inside a decorative one. This also allows allows excess water to be drained after watering. 
    For a good fit the opening (not diameter) and height of the new decorative pot need to be several centimetres greater than the current growing pot.
    Here are recommended sizes - 

    Size Diameter / Height Minimum Decorative Pot Opening Required
    2 Litre

    ⌀17cm H13cm

    19cm

    4 Litre

    ⌀20cm H16.5cm

    22cm

    7 Litre

    ⌀25cm H20cm

    27cm

    10 Litre

    ⌀28cm H22.5cm 

    30cm

    15 Litre

    ⌀33cm H30cm

    35cm

    20 Litre

    ⌀35.5cm H32.5cm

    38cm

     

    For a seamless finish where the plant is potted into the decorative pot, liners are available to prevent water leaking and the pot from damage.

    We also offer a potting service

    Our library of plant care guides with useful information can be viewed here.

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