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Ficus Care Guide

- Ficus plants prefer bright, indirect sunlight.
- Avoid placing them in direct sunlight, which can scorch their leaves.
- Rotate the plant every few weeks to ensure even growth.

- Water when the top 1-2 inches of soil feels dry to the touch.
- Use room-temperature water and water thoroughly, allowing excess water to drain out.
- Reduce watering in the winter months.

- Ficus plants thrive in higher humidity.
- If your home is dry, consider using a humidifier, or place the plant on a tray filled with pebbles and water.

- A well-draining potting mix is essential.
- You can use a standard houseplant mix combined with a bit of sand or perlite.

- Ideal temperatures range between 15°C to 24°C.
- Avoid drafts, sudden temperature fluctuations, and areas near heaters or air conditioners.

- Feed your Ficus every month during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced liquid houseplant fertilizer.
- Reduce feeding in fall and winter.

- Prune in early spring to shape the plant and remove any dead or damaged growth.
- This helps to encourage new growth and maintain the desired size.

- Repot every 2-3 years or when the roots outgrow the current pot.
- Use fresh potting mix when repotting.

Pests & Diseases
- Keep an eye out for common pests like spider mites, aphids, and mealybugs.
- Use insecticidal soap or neem oil to combat pests.
- Ensure good air circulation and avoid overwatering to prevent fungal diseases.

- Some Ficus varieties can be toxic if ingested. Keep out of reach of children and pets.