25 - 35cm Ficus Nina King Rubber Plant 12cm Pot House Plant

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£29.99 £19.99

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Ficus Nina, also known as Ficus 'Nina' or Ficus benjamina 'Nina', is a compact variety of Ficus benjamina, commonly known as the Weeping Fig. This plant is popular for its attractive, glossy leaves and dense foliage. To keep your Ficus Nina healthy and happy, follow this care guide:

  1. Light: Ficus Nina prefers bright, indirect light. Place it near a south-, east-, or west-facing window with filtered light, or use sheer curtains to prevent direct sunlight, which can cause leaf scorching. Ficus plants can adapt to lower light conditions, but growth may be slower.

  2. Watering: Water your Ficus Nina when the top 1-2 inches of soil feels dry to the touch. Thoroughly water the plant, allowing excess water to drain out of the bottom of the pot. Ensure the soil drains well, as Ficus plants are sensitive to overwatering and root rot.

  3. Humidity: Ficus Nina appreciates moderate to high humidity levels, around 40-60%. You can increase humidity by placing a humidifier nearby, grouping it with other humidity-loving plants, or placing the plant on a tray filled with pebbles and water.

  4. Temperature: Ficus Nina thrives in temperatures between 65-85°F (18-29°C). Avoid placing the plant near cold drafts, air conditioners, or heating vents, as sudden temperature changes can cause leaf drop.

  5. Fertilization: Feed your Ficus Nina with a balanced, liquid fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer) at half the recommended strength. Reduce or stop fertilizing during the fall and winter months.

  6. Pruning: Regularly prune your Ficus Nina to maintain its compact shape and promote bushier growth. Trim back long branches and remove any dead, yellowing, or damaged leaves.

  7. Repotting: Repot your Ficus Nina every 2-3 years or when it becomes root-bound. Choose a new pot that is 1-2 inches larger in diameter than the current pot, and use a well-draining potting mix.

  8. Pest control: Keep an eye out for common pests like spider mites, mealybugs, and scale insects. Treat any infestations with insecticidal soap or neem oil, and quarantine the affected plant from other plants until the issue is resolved.

By providing proper care, your Ficus Nina should remain a healthy and attractive addition to your home or office. Remember to be patient, as Ficus plants can be sensitive to changes in their environment and may take some time to adjust.

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    • Plants are supplied in plastic nursery pots unless stated in the product title.

    • Plants are not for consumption unless stated as edible.

    • Plant heights can fluctuate +/- 10%.

    • Our plants are kept at our tropical nursery in Yorkshire where we maintain an average temperature of 18c.

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