Ficus benghalensis is part of the Moraceae family and is native to tropical forests of India and Pakistan. This plant begins it's life growing on other trees and then begins to envelop them, aerial roots eventually become trunks. Leaves are leathery with entire leaf margins and ovate or elliptic in shape, lateral veins are prominent.
Pot: 17cm diameter.
Height: Approximately 60cm from base of pot.
Ceramic pot not included.
Secrets to success
Temperature: Optimal growth at 21˚C, no lower than 15˚C. Keep F. benghalensis out of draughts and cold spots.
Light: Bright indirect light, morning direct light is ok.
Watering: This plant prefers to dry out between waterings, keep an eye on leaf texture as leaves tend to curl upwards when thirsty.
Air humidity: Average to higher humidity.
Fertilising: Use a balanced fertiliser ever 2 waterings during the growing season.
Potting mix: A well draining mix to avoid holding on to too much moisture.
This plant is toxic, keep out of reach of pets and children.