Triangle Ficus – How to Grow Care – Ficus Triangularis
I just bought this 8ft’ tree as a houseplant, but all it said was “green plant.” Could you tell me what it is and how to care for it? Thanks a bunch!
Your plant is called a Ficus Triangularis (Triangle Ficus). Here are some plant tips on how to grow and care for a Ficus Triangularis. Light: Bright light is essential or the ficus will drop its leaves by the hundreds. Water: Water a Triangle Ficus when the top 50% of the potting soil is dry. Soak the soil until water comes out of the drip holes in the bottom of the container. Allow the soil to dry out the same amount (50%) before watering again. If a Ficus Triangularis gets yellow leaves it needs more water. If green leaves fall off and new growth turns black, the plant is being over-watered. Fertilizer: Feed all ficus plants when they are actively growing and producing new leaves with a well balanced plant food diluted to 1/2 the recommended strength. Never feed a ficus tree in the winter. Temperature: Normal temperatures above 55°F (12.8°C). Avoid placing a Triangle Ficus near an air conditioner, heater, or a cold draft from windows and doors.