Ficus microcarpa, also known as Chinese Banyan, is an easy to care for fig plant that is great for beginners. It can take both full or partial sunlight, and is not fussy with watering conditions as long as the roots do not remain wet for too long. With the three-tiered ball design, it requires regular pruning to keep its shape. Ficus microcarpa is also said to possess some air purifying properties.
Sunlight: Direct or Partial Sunlight
Water: Water regularly to keep soil moist, allowing soil to dry slightly between watering intervals. Avoid over-watering.
Fertiliser: Keep your plant in top form by feeding it every few weeks with a dilute solution of liquid fertiliser or sprinkling soild fertiliser over the soil.
Plant Size: Approx. 160cm (vary in sizes)
Rootball Size: 37cmø x 28cmH
Pot Type: Plant comes in a brown plastic landscape pot (with drainage holes)
* Product photo shown is for reference only. Actual plant colour, type, size and arrangement may differ from photo.
* Kindly take note when you're purchasing matching pot, the diameter has to be larger than the rootball size
Soil for Ficus microcarpa
Ficus microcarpa should be grown in fertilised potting mix. Make or buy a fertilised mix which consist of coco peat moss or coconut fibre (coir), vermiculite or perlite, compost and other ingredients. A lightweight soil for Ficus microcarpa needs to provide good drainage, hold moisture, and give roots room to grow.
All plants depend on light for their survival, and making sure your potted plants get the right amount of light is key to keeping them happy. For both indoor and outdoor containers, group plants with similar light requirements. Don't mix shade lovers with sun lovers in a single pot; one or both of them will be unhappy, depending on where you place the pot.