Houseplants add beauty and elegance to your home or office, but did you know that they can be used to clean the air in your home? Carpet, vinyl, ceramic and other building materials can give off the usual chemicals that pollute the air in a room. Here are some aspects of FICUS BENJAMINA:
• Layout and presentation: It looks like a shrub or small tree and dense, rapidly growing, highly decorative and elegant foliage or due. It forms dense branches, elastic, with increased arch or even independence. The leaves are small (6-8 cm), slightly wavy and pointed at the top, with a skin look and may have different shades of green, yellow from green (very open) to deep green and very dark green, or can be plume of white, cream or gold.
• Terms of care / cultivation: The plant may be a star because it can capture the attention in a room, as long as it is in a well lit and ventilated. It loves the light, developing dense foliage and intense color only when it sees the sun a few hours a day. It tolerates a slightly shaded location, but staying in semi-shade, long time, causes yellowing and leaf fall.
• Special tricks and tips: Spray the foliage more often, keep the pot in the light and do not move too often in another places. Moving plants inevitably leads to temporary loss of leaves, the phenomenon ceased only when the plant accommodates to the new location. Keep away the ficus from cold air currents because they cause leaf loss. You should not overdo the water, but you must keep in mind that during the warm period it is very thirsty, needing regular watering every 2 days.
It is required to have high relative humidity, very dry air, causing a real discomfort, manifested by drying and falling leaves. When the temperature exceeds 22 degrees Celsius, it is recommended to spray the ficus with warm water (room temperature). You will help it withstand the heat and in addition, you will reduce the risk of spiders attack.
• The fertilization: helps in developing beautiful foliage, so a low dose of fertilizer for green plants at every 2 weeks from April to October is very beneficial.
Do not stand directly in front of the window again so that direct sun can burn leaves Fichus Benjamin. Earth should be moist but never saturated with water. Use a mixture of compost and sand to ensure good drainage. Do not heavy watering because the root of Fichus Benjamin should not stand in moisture.
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