In the article "Ficus Tree Care" by English Instructor, Dennis Leung, he provides some advice on caring for your ficus tree. Topics of discussion include things like how long to water a ficus tree, what type of fertilizer to use with a ficus, and when to report a ficus.
We all know that a ficus tree is an impressive addition to any home, but what do you need to know to take care of one properly? Here are some tips for keeping your ficus healthy and looking its best.
Ficus trees are easy to care for, but there are a few things you should keep in mind. First and foremost, make sure that the soil is well-draining and fertile. Secondly, give the tree plenty of sunlight and water; don't allow it to get wet during heavy rainfalls. Finally, fertilize the tree every two years with a balanced fertilizer or a citrus-based extract. Be sure to give the tree plenty of room. Ficus trees grow rapidly and are capable of reaching up to 15 feet in height within a short time, so you'll need plenty of space.
You can also prune off branches or even remove them if needed.Foliage can be pruned to create a uniform look. Clipping back the foliage at regular intervals will help to control growth, while leaving some leaves will give your ficus an attractive appearance when they dry out during the growing season. Twiggy leafing helps to retain heat in winter, while a uniform branching creates shape and texture.