You will need
- - a seedling of ficus;
- - pot;
- - expanded clay;
- - ready soil for figs;
- - a special complex fertilizer for figs.
For ficus Benjamin need to choose a permanent place, as it is not recommended to move, plants don't like it and it may lose leaves. The temperature should not be below 15 ° C, ficus does not like hypothermia. The ideal room temperature of 23-25C. Should make a place for the ficus is well ventilated, but no drafts. Plant light-requiring, but can not tolerate direct sunlight.
Ficus propagated by cuttings. Cut off the stalk with a length of 7-10 cm to get rid of the milky juice, which it will start to allocate, put it in the water for a couple of hours then change the water for fresh and leave for a few hours. The day will need to repeatedly change the water. When will the whole milky juice, put the stalk (the lower part) in pure water. Few weeks the roots will appear.
Plant stalk. Choose a pot with a diameter of 10 cm To the bottom, pour the drainage of expanded clay, then fill it with a special prepared soil for figs. Make a hole in the ground and place the rooted cutting. Sprinkle with ground seal and pour.
Plant care is watering, fertilizing and transplanting. The frequency of watering depends on the room humidity and temperature. Water the plant when the dry top layer of soil in the pot. You can check this in the following way. Stick in the ground a pencil (or any other wand) and pull out. If the damp earth stuck to her at a distance of 2-3 cm from the surface, so ficus should be watered.
The plant really responds well to the spray. Do it in between waterings, especially if the air is dry.
Fertilize the ficus in the spring and summer every 2-3 weeks special complex fertilizers. Fall and winter is enough for one feeding per month.
Ficus Benjamin is growing quite rapidly for several years and can grow to 2-3 meters in height, so it must be periodically transplanted into a larger pot. Indicator for repotting the roots coming out of the holes on the bottom of the pot.
Pick a capacity larger than the previous pot for 3-4 cm in diameter and deeper. Pour on the bottom of the drainage of expanded clay and fill the pot 1/3 with soil. Remove the ficus from the old close pot, shake the earth and wash the roots, cut all the rotten and damaged.
Place the plant in a pot, spread the roots, cover with soil and pour water at room temperature. Transplanting is stressful for a ficus tree, so it may lose leaves, but soon under the right conditions it narastit lush foliage.
Ficus can be put in absolutely any form, cropping and primitive tree. Pruning should be done only in the spring and this will encourage the plant to produce new shoots, resulting in Krona will be much lusher and more beautiful. Before work Bessarabia secateurs with a solution of potassium permanganate. After cutting sprinkle the slices with crushed charcoal or activated carbon.