Ficus ‘Sri Lanka’

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    Ships in our standard grower pot which includes drainage holes at the bottom.
  • Selva
                                                                                                                                                                    

    12 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Includes plug and saucer.

  • Viento
                                                                                                                                                                    

    12 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Does not include a drainage hole.

This product is not California Certified.

$ 84.00
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Natural Root Stimulant

Natural probiotics, organics, and moisture control gel boost root growth. Invigorates existing plants, reduces transplant shock and accelerates establishment of new plants. This all natural product will not burn roots.

When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

Organic Indoor Soil Mix

Watch your indoor plants flourish with PlantVine’s Organic Indoor Soil. This is our best all-purpose mix for the demanding requirements of indoor potted plants. The perfect combination of quality ingredients provides the ideal amount of water retention, drainage and aeration for a wide variety of interior plants. This is an all natural product containing no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Soluble Fertilizer

Great for indoor and outdoor potted plants, this fertilizer quickly dissolves in water, making fertilizing as quick and simple as possible. Just mix 1 teaspoon (scoop included) with 1 gallon of water, and water as normal. Makes 48 gallons.

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Scientific Name: Ficus benjamina ‘Sri Lanka’

Common Names: Sri Lankan Weeping Fig

Overview: The Ficus ‘Sri Lanka’ is a native species of Sri Lanka and India. It’s a beautiful, easy-to-care houseplant, renowned for its glossy, elliptical, dark green leaves. The plant thrives best in well-draining soil, bright, indirect sunlight, and high humidity levels, mimicking its native tropical environment. Its cascading branches create an elegant, weeping effect, making it a popular choice among indoor plant enthusiasts. This ficus variety exhibits rapid growth and, with appropriate care, it can reach several feet in height.

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Description

This Fig Tree has a Flair of its Own

Ficus ‘Sri Lanka’, often known as the Weeping Fig, is a magnificent houseplant with dark green, glossy leaves and a cascading growth habit that lends an elegant and serene touch to any indoor environment. Native to Sri Lanka and India, this member of the Ficus family enjoys a tropical environment. If you’re lucky enough to own a Ficus ‘Sri Lanka’, here is how to take care of it.

Caring for your Sri Lankan Ficus

Leaf drop is a common issue with Ficus ‘Sri Lanka’ and can occur due to various reasons such as underwatering, overwatering, drastic temperature changes, or low humidity. Identify the potential cause and adjust care practices accordingly.

Yellowing leaves, on the other hand, may indicate overwatering or poor drainage. Check the soil and watering routine and adjust if necessary.

Light 

Ficus ‘Sri Lanka’ thrives best in bright, indirect sunlight. It adapts well to various light conditions but placing it near a north or east-facing window is ideal. Be cautious of direct sunlight though, as it may scorch the leaves and cause them to drop. Rotate the plant every few months to ensure even exposure to light, promoting balanced growth.

Water

When it comes to watering, the Ficus ‘Sri Lanka’ prefers a ‘drench and dry’ approach. This means you should allow the top inch of the soil to dry out before watering thoroughly. Overwatering can lead to root rot and leaf drop, which can quickly compromise the health of your plant. Using a moisture meter can be particularly helpful in determining when to water. During winter months, reduce the watering frequency as the plant’s growth slows down.

Temperature and Humidity

As a tropical plant, Ficus ‘Sri Lanka’ appreciates warmer temperatures, typically between 65 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Avoid placing it near cold drafts or heaters as sudden temperature changes can cause stress and lead to leaf drop. This ficus variety also enjoys high humidity. To mimic its natural environment, you can place the plant on a pebble-filled tray with water, use a humidifier, or frequently mist the plant.

Soil

Ficus ‘Sri Lanka’ needs well-draining soil to prevent waterlogging and root rot. A high-quality potting mix that contains perlite or vermiculite should work well. In terms of nutrition, feed your ficus with a balanced houseplant fertilizer every 4 to 6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Use the fertilizer at half strength to avoid overfertilization, which can lead to salt build up and cause damage to the plant.

Pruning and Repotting

To maintain its shape and size, pruning is recommended. Prune in late winter or early spring, before new growth begins. Use a clean, sharp tool to cut back to the desired length, but don’t remove more than one-third of the plant at once.

When it comes to repotting, ficus plants prefer to be slightly root-bound and therefore should be repotted every 2 to 3 years. Spring is the best time for repotting as the plant will have the whole growing season to establish itself.

Pests

Like many houseplants, Ficus ‘Sri Lanka’ can be susceptible to pests such as mealybugs, scale, and spider mites. Regularly inspect your plant for signs of infestation. If found, treat promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil, following the directions on the product. Isolate the affected plant to prevent the spread of pests to other houseplants.

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