Ficus Microcarpa (Indian Laurel Fig Tree)

Ficus Microcarpa (Indian Laurel Fig Tree)

$65.00 inc. GST

Base plant width: Approx. 30cm(Ø)

 

Overall Height approximately (130cm)

POT COLOR AND SIZE MAY VARY AND CHANGE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY
ALL MEASUREMENTS ARE APPROXIMATE AND MAY VARY

The plant does not come with a pot. You may purchase separately from our POTS CATERGORY.

Ficus Microcarpa (Indian Laurel Fig Tree)

  • Also known as Chinese banyan, Malayan Banyan, Indian Laurel, Curtain fig, or gajumaru (ガジュマル), is a tree in the fig family Moraceae.
  • It is native in a range from China through tropical Asia and the Caroline Islands to Australia.
  • It produces a fig-like fruit that contains about 150 seeds.
  • A single large tree may produce 100,000 fruit which is eaten by birds and spread island-wide.
  • It is widely planted as a shade tree.
  • They are also known as ‘strangling figs’ because they are often seen growing on other trees and seriously threaten their host’s survival.
  • The Laurel surrounds the host tree with its own roots and may grow large enough to pull down the host tree with its weight.
  • Indian Laurels have a wide-spreading leaf canopy, so they can also kill their host by growing over the top of it and shading it from the sun.
SOIL - Recommended Organic Soil
  • Regular Potting Soil.
FERTILIZER - Recommended Organic Fertilizer
  • Houseplants may be fertilized with
    • Water-soluble, quick release fertilizers
    • Temperature controlled slow-release fertilizers
    • Organic fertilizers such as fish emulsion.
  • Water-soluble fertilizers are used every two weeks or per label instructions.
  • Controlled, slow-release fertilizers are carefully worked into the soil usually only once during the growing season or per label directions.
  • For organic fertilizers, such as fish emulsion, follow label directions.
  • Allow houseplants to ‘rest’ during the winter months; stop fertilizing in late October and resume feeding in late February.
LIGHT
  • Full sunlight is needed for many plants to assume their full potential.
  • Many of these plants will do fine with a little less sunlight, although they may not flower as heavily or their foliage as vibrant.
  • Full sun usually means 6 or more hours of direct unobstructed sunlight on a sunny day.
  • Partial sun receives less than 6 hours of sun, but more than 3 hours.
WATER
  • Require normal watering so that soil is completely saturated and excess water runs out the bottom of the pot.
  • Never water just a little bit; this allows mineral salts to build up in the soil.
  • The key to normal watering is to allow the top inch or two of potting soil to dry out between waterings.

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