|My Ficus Tree|
The Ficus fills a corner very nicely and helps bridge the space created by the high ceiling. This particular tree was a housewarming gift to my husband and me twenty-nine years ago. It was small then, probably about three years old at the time. That means it is about thirty-two years old now. I can't believe I've had a plant for that long and haven't killed it!
It's pretty remarkable that I've had this tree for so long. When thinking about how I managed to keep this tree happy, healthy and growing strong all these years it boiled down to five key elements. Follow these tips and you can have a happy, healthy ficus in your home for many years, too.
A Guide for Growing a Ficus Tree
1. Good Light
2. Perfect Temperature
There are no heating sources near my Ficus. Our baseboard heat is located on an opposite wall. The room is kept at approximately sixty-five degrees for a majority of the year. Nighttime temperatures can go as low as sixty degrees when I turn the heat down at night in the winter. Keep your Ficus away from drafts.
3. Trimming and Grooming
4. Water Sparingly
|A Single Yellow Leaf Means Time to Water|
5. Feed Occasionally
These are the five care steps that have kept my Ficus going strong all these years. I feel confident that if you follow this care guide you will be successful, too. Good luck growing your own Ficus tree!
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