Ficus benjamina grows into a broad line from Portugal to Afghanistan and Southwest Asia, Africa, South America and Australia. In nature, the plant can be up to 30 meters high, the largest state in India with a crown diameter of 131 meters and more than 1775 aerial roots. So furry he makes it as a houseplant, but it must be said: it can be a whole personality in the house. The plant belongs to the mulberry and has been growing for a long time on earth, there are fossil remains of 30 million years old.
Ficus benjamina is like light. More variegated the leaves, the more light a plant wants to have, though it is rather not in full sun.
The soil should always be slightly moist. One bright spot ficus drink more than a shady, you may give him so more often water.
Every month, some plant food keeps it green and beautiful.
Ficus benjamina is sensitive to cold. Buy him in the winter, pick him nice and warm for the trip home.
In the summer may ficus outside: a nice shower in the rain.
Ficus is very sedentary and does not move from drafts or frequently.
If the Chancellor is too big you can put the plant "the best in the spring or summer," pruning with secateurs, only to stop the bleeding, you can use the best wood ashes.
Rich leaves, available from mini shrub to tree inside and also easy to handle. It's no wonder that Ficus benjamina is one of the most popular living plants. Depending on the species, the shiny oval leaves plain green, or drawn with burgundy, cream, yellow, silver white, green, yellow or pink patterns. The plant is available as a natural-looking bush, but it is also grown on strains which straight, braided or may be twisted. In most cases, the branches depend somewhat, which makes it an elegant green appearance.
Ficus benjamina, Green tree of dreams with a rich history.