Ficus Aspera Variegata Variegated 10cm Pot House Plant

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Ficus Aspera 'Variegata' is a variegated version of the Ficus Aspera, distinguished by its large, rough-textured leaves that feature a mix of green, white, and sometimes pink hues. The variegation can vary significantly from leaf to leaf, making each one unique. This plant is part of the Moraceae family and is native to tropical regions, which influences its care requirements.

Light Requirements

This plant thrives in bright, indirect sunlight. Direct sunlight can scorch the leaves, especially the variegated parts, as they are more sensitive to light. A spot near an east or west-facing window, where the sunlight is filtered, would be ideal. If you only have a south-facing window, consider using a sheer curtain to diffuse the light.


Watering should be done when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Ficus Aspera 'Variegata' prefers consistent moisture, but overwatering can lead to root rot. It's better to err on the side of underwatering than overwatering. In winter, reduce watering frequency as the plant's growth slows down.

Humidity and Temperature

Being a tropical plant, Ficus Aspera 'Variegata' enjoys high humidity. If your home is dry, especially during winter months, consider using a humidifier or placing the plant on a pebble tray with water to increase humidity around it. Keep the temperature between 18°C to 24°C (64°F to 75°F) and avoid sudden temperature drops or cold drafts.

Soil and Fertilisation

Use a well-draining potting mix designed for houseplants or a mix containing perlite, vermiculite, and peat moss to ensure good drainage and aeration. Fertilise once a month during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced, water-soluble fertiliser diluted to half the recommended strength. Reduce fertilisation in autumn and winter when plant growth naturally slows.

Pruning and Repotting

Prune in spring to maintain shape or encourage bushier growth. Always use clean, sharp scissors or pruners to avoid damaging the plant. Ficus Aspera 'Variegata' doesn’t need frequent repotting—every 2 to 3 years or when it becomes root-bound. When repotting, choose a pot only slightly larger than the previous one to prevent overwatering issues.

Pest and Disease Management

Watch out for common pests like spider mites, mealybugs, and aphids. Regularly inspect the plant and treat infestations early with insecticidal soap or neem oil. Good air circulation helps prevent fungal diseases, so avoid overcrowding plants.

By following these care tips, your Ficus Aspera 'Variegata' should grow healthy and strong, adding a vibrant touch of nature to your indoor space. Remember, each plant is unique, so observe its responses to your care routine and adjust as needed.

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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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