Ficus Maclame, fabulous house plant with a nice upright growing habit and stunning glossy green medium size leaves. This plant is quite easy to look after and will do well in a bright spot with in-direct sunlight. Height: between 1.1-1.2m
The Ficus Panda is a delight. It has a thick, greyish trunk that develops aerial roots that give the plant its exotic look, reminiscent of the trees surrounding temples in South East Asia. The evergreen bushy tops are a statement piece for interior decor, and the name is great too! A rarer breed of ficus, not everyone has one of these. The growers have very few of them so, contact us to make sure we can check the availability for you to avoid disappointment. Height: 1.1
Woven stem weeping figThis lovely variety of the weeping fig known as the Ficus Benjamina displays an architectural stem. The Benjamina has an impressive plume of dark green glossy leaves giving a wonderful canopy effect. The Benjamina as with most Ficus we need a well-lit position in the home or office to achieve the best results.
Double spiral stem weeping figThis lovely variety of the weeping fig known as the Ficus Benjamina displays an architectural double spiral stem. The Benjamina has an impressive plume of dark green glossy leaves giving a wonderful canopy effect. The Benjamina as with most Ficus we need a well-lit position in the home or office to achieve the best results.
The Ficus Elastica Melany has lovely green glossy leaves with a reddish-brown tinge. This plant with its attractive plaited stem is great for purifying the air in the office and home environments alike. Keep out of direct sunlight. Will tolerate low light situations.
The Ficus Twilight has variegated, ivory and green leaves and would make a stunning addition to your home or office. The twilight is a great air purifier and needs good light, but avoid full sun.
This magnificent woody evergreen vine known as the Ficus Pumila is a creeping or climbing plant from the Moraceae family. In our opinion, the Pumila is more attractive than most ivy. The Pumila will do well in a hanging pot or jardiniere. Give it warmth and good light and you will be surprised at how well it will grow. The growers vary this product from a variegated leaf to a green leaf, so it is a surprise which one we will be able to get in! Contact us if you require one or the other and we will see what we can do for you!
This is the Ficus Alii originating from Asia with its long, narrow, glossy leaves that taper to a point. The Alii will look great in all home and office environments. This specimen will require good light to achieve the best results. Height: 1.5m
This is the Ficus Amstel King, originating from Asia it has long, narrow, glossy leaves that taper to a point. The Alii will look great in all homes and office environments. This specimen will require good light to achieve the best results. Height: 1.5m Pot: 29cm
This is the Ficus Amstel King, originating from Asia it has long, narrow, glossy leaves that taper to a point. The Alii will look great in all homes and office environments. This specimen will require good light to achieve the best results. Height: 1.3m Pot: 34cm
This lovely Ficus known as the Golden King is a great air-purifying plant. This variety of Weeping Fig has spectacular variegated cream, green, and yellow leaves. The Golden king would lend its self to a modern or traditional environment.
Probably the most spectacular ficus on the market, it looks like a very high-quality bonsai tree with gnarled roots and glossy green leaves. Ficus Ginseng is also known as the Chinese banyan tree or curtain fig. Buy online now by clicking below.
This lovely variety of the weeping fig known as the Ficus Benjamina displays an architectural braided stem. The Braided Benjamina has an impressive plume of dark green glossy leaves giving a wonderful canopy effect. The Benjamina as with most Ficus we need a well-lit position in the home or office to achieve the best results.
The Ficus Cyathistipula is also known as the African Fig Tree has deep green laurel like leaves. The Cyathistipula has luscious green dense foliage making it ideal to create a screen in the office or home.
Some of the larger types of Ficus are shown here and as you can see they vary widely from the tree-like weeping fig (Ficus Benjamina) to, every body's favourite, the rubber plant. Despite the size of these large indoor plants, Ficus plants can still make a great houseplant. Please note, the plant height is the overall height from the floor to the top leaf and includes pot.
How to care for your Ficus plants
Ficus plants are a popular species for the home or the office. For all of their popularity, and although they require little maintenance, ficus plants can be finicky.
Here are some great tips to make sure you avoid their finicky nature keep yours in tip-top condition all year round.
- Most ficus trees enjoy bright indirect light or filtered light. Bright, direct light may scald leaves and cause leaf loss.
- Ficus plants cannot tolerate low temperatures and are best kept in an environment where the temperature is above 60 °F (16 °C). In fact, they prefer temperatures above 70 °F (21 °C).
- These plants can’t tolerate cold drafts. Don’t keep them near to a drafty door or window.
- Maintaining relatively high humidity around a Ficus plant is really important. Regular misting or standing the plant on a pebble tray with the water level below the top of the pebbles are great ways to keep humidity high.
- Ficus plants don’t like to be overwatered. They don’t like overly wet roots. Always check the soil before you water. If the soil is wet, don’t water. Wait until the top of the soil feels dry.
- Most types of Ficus grow rapidly and will do well with plenty of nutrients. Feed with plant food monthly in the spring and summer and bi-monthly in autumn and winter.
- Ficus plants are prone to pests (mealy bugs, scale and spider mites), which causes sap to drip from leaves. Treating the plant with neem oil is a good way to get rid of pests. Mix with water and spray leaves (including undersides) and stems, as well as the surface of the soil. You will need to reapply to affect the life stages of the pests as neem oil doesn’t kill the pests directly but affects their appetite so they starve.
- On the whole, the Ficus houseplant will only grow to the size suitable for the pot it is in. However, if it does have a growth spurt a larger pot will enable the plant to grow to its full potential. This only usually happens about every 2-3 years. It’s a good idea to repot your ficus plant after an insect infestation or if the roots are overcrowded, in which case trim away any diseased or rotten roots before placing them in fresh soil.
The most common problem ficus plants have is losing their leaves. Falling leaves in houseplants is usually a standard response to stress, which could have several causes. Browning leaves are usually due to a lack of water, but can also be a result of low humidity or a lack of light, or a combination of stress factors.
The most common causes of stress to ficus plants are:
- Overwatering (the most common culprit)
- Low humidity
- Too little light
- Change in temperature (usually too cold, but can also be too hot)