How Do You Care For Potted Ficus Trees?
The ficus tree (Ficus benjamina) is a popular, fast-growing, low-maintenance houseplant, and with its big, deep green leaves, it can be an attractive and showy focal point in the home environment. Ficus is so tolerant that it’s a good choice for beginning indoor gardeners, and will grow happily as long as a few basic needs are met. Keep the ficus tree in a room where the temperature will be maintained between 60 and 75 degrees F. Avoid putting the ficus tree near open windows, air conditioners, heat registers or warm appliances. Cold drafts or excess warmth can cause the ficus tree to drop leaves. Begin by watering the ficus tree once every week, and water whenever the top of the soil feels dry to the touch. Observe the plant and adjust the watering schedule if necessary, because too much or too little watering can cause the ficus tree to drop its leaves. The ficus tree will require less water during the winter months. Put the ficus tree in bright, but indirect light, and avoid direct