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Ficus

Ficus is the perfect beginner plant. A very strong plant that requires little care. Follow the tips below and make your Ficus indestructible!

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The Ficus is the perfect beginner plant. A very strong plant that needs little care. Follow the tips below and make your Ficus plant indestructible!

The Ficus or rubber plant is a real hip houseplant! The Ficus is a plant with many different species. So there is a nice Rubber plant for everyone! The Ficus is characterized by its trendy color combinations and minimalist character. The rubber plant is available in many different sizes. For example, you can buy a large Ficus, such as the Ficus Lyrata, but also a small Ficus, such as the Ficus elastica!

The Ficus plant is a real favorite among plant lovers. They can be found in every stylish home nowadays! The Ficus is also a plant that does not need a lot of care. This makes the rubber plant a fun and relatively easy houseplant.  

Caring for a Ficus plant

Are you planning to take care of your Ficus? Read our tips carefully for the best ficus care. This way you can enjoy your rubber plant for a long time! The Ficus plant needs regular maintenance . If you water the Ficus regularly and make sure that the soil is not completely dry, it should be all right between you and the Ficus plant. 

Watering a Ficus

If you are going to water the Ficus, it is good to know how you can best do that. A Rubber plant does not need a lot of care, but it does need better water every week to stay alive. Care of the Ficus mainly comes down to watering 1 time a week. A little water will be enough for the Ficus to grow. Ficuses are generally small plants that also have a small soil root ball.

If you are not sure whether your rubber plant needs water, it is smart to put a finger in the soil around the Ficus. If you feel that the soil around the roots of the Ficus is dry, it's time to add some water! If you feel a lot of humidity, it is better to wait a while before watering the rubber plant. If there is a constant layer of water at the roots, the roots of the Ficus can rot. We don't want this! In short, the Ficus care when it comes to watering is not very difficult. It mainly comes down to watering 1 time a week and making sure that the roots of the rubber plant are not in a layer of water!

The optimal location for a Ficus

A good location for the Ficus is very important to stimulate healthy growth. The Ficus plant has a great need for light. It is therefore advisable to place the rubber plant close to a window so that the plant absorbs a lot of sun rays. Be careful that you do not immediately put the Ficus plant in full light after purchase. The Ficus first has to get used to the new light. If you immediately put the plant in full sun rays for a longer period of time, the rubber plant can burn! So after the Ficus is used to it, you can put a few hours a day in full sun .

Repotting a Ficus

Are you tired of the old pot of the Ficus or is the Ficus growing out of its joints? Then it is high time to repot the rubber plant. The Ficus plant is preferably repotted in the spring. At this time of year, the rubber plant has a bit more energy to repair any damage and to get used to its new environment.

The Ficus often grows faster after repotting. This is because the Ficus plant then has more room for new roots. The new pot in which you put the Ficus houseplant must be at least 20% larger than the old pot. This gives the Ficus extra room to grow. We also recommend putting the Ficus in a larger pot once every 2 years. This way the rubber plant can grow larger in a natural way! 

Pruning a Ficus

To keep your houseplant Ficus beautiful and healthy, it is important to occasionally prune ugly or dead leaves off the plant. The rubber plant drops its leaves if the plant gets too little light or after the plant has been placed in a different place. The Ficus plant also drops leaves if too much water is given, so be careful with that!

If you notice that your houseplant Ficus is losing some leaves, it is advisable to put the plant a little closer to the window and to only water the rubber plant when the soil really feels dry again. The leaves of the Ficus houseplant can also turn brown. This is often the result of too much or too little water. The ficus can sometimes have a yellow leaf by nature. Too many yellow leaves in the rubber plant can be a sign that there are no more nutrients in the soil. It is then advisable to give some food.

Nutrition for the Ficus plant

Feeding the Ficus during care is something that does not have to be done often. The rubber plant does not need any nutrition at all in the winter because the plant is resting. Also in the beginning, the Ficus does not need nutrition because the plant can live for 2 months on nutrition from the potting soil around the plant. In the spring and summer you can give the Ficus plant some nutrition to stimulate growth. This is not necessarily necessary and it is extremely important that you do not give the rubber plant too much nutrition!

Diseases in the Ficus

Unfortunately, the Ficus plant can also get sick. The Ficus can sometimes suffer from pests on the leaves. These, often lice, secrete a sticky substance that sticks to the leaves of the Ficus or even ends up on the floor. Since prevention is better than cure, it is smart to spray the rubber plant in warmer months. This ensures that the pest does not get a chance to settle on the leaves of the Ficus houseplant.

Everything you need to know about the Ficus

Some background information about the Ficus houseplant is always nice and useful to know. We have listed a number of facts about the rubber plant that you need to know! Read on and learn more about the Ficus plant!

Cutting a Ficus

Are you planning to propagate your houseplant Ficus? A houseplant Ficus is a plant that can easily be propagated. We recommend cutting the rubber plant only in the spring, then the Ficus cuttings have extra energy to grow and for the mother plant to recover. The Ficus head cutting can be removed from the mother plant. Be careful with the juices that come out of the head cutting, which are toxic. Then insert the head cutting of the rubber plant into a pot with peat and sand. The Ficus tree can root in it more easily. Also make sure that the Ficus plant cutting is in a warm and sunny environment, this promotes growth!

Is the Ficus poisonous?

It is important to know that the Ficus is a poisonous plant. So pay attention if you have small children or pets that they do not come into contact with the juices of the rubber plant. The juices of the Ficus tree are poisonous and are released during the pruning of the plant. So be careful with pets and small children that they do not eat the leaves of the Ficus!

Air purification of the Ficus

An additional advantage of the Ficus plant is that the plant has an air-purifying effect! The rubber plant filters various toxic molecules from the air that can cause concentration problems, for example, in the event of long-term exposure. If you buy a ficus you have a nice houseplant, and an air-purifying houseplant!

Different Ficus species

There are many different ficus species. At Green Bubble you can buy the most popular Ficus varieties. Because there are so many different rubber plant species, there is something for every plant lover!

Ficus Lyrata

The Ficus Lyrata tree is also known as the Tobacco Plant. The Ficus Lyrata is a Ficus species with large leaves. The leaves of the Ficus Lyrata are used to make cigars! The Lyrata Ficus on stem is the most popular species. The Lyrata Ficus on stem looks like a small tree! The Ficus Lyrata care is the same as for all other Ficus species.

Ficus Ginseng

We all know the Ficus Ginseng as the Bonsai tree. The Ficus Ginseng is popular because of its oriental character. These ficus species also look very similar to a small tree which is very popular. The Ficus Ginseng care is the same as for all other Ficus plants.

Ficus Elastica

The Ficus Elastica is also one of the most popular Ficus species. The Ficus Elastica is known for its large dark leaves. The leaves of the Ficus Elastica look thick and fleshy. The Ficus Elastica comes in a number of different colors. For example, there is a suitable Ficus Elastica for every interior! The Ficus Elastica care is the same as for all other Ficus types.

Buying a Ficus at the Green Bubble

You can of course buy a nice Ficus at Green Bubble. The moment you buy a Ficus plant, you naturally expect a healthy and high-quality plant. We get all our plants directly from the grower. This guarantees good freshness and quality of the plant.

Nothing makes us happier than a happy customer and a healthy plant. Do you want to buy a Ficus but don't feel like going all the way to the store? With the Green Bubble you can easily order all your houseplants online. This way we ensure that you never have to drag plants again. Ordering a Ficus tree is therefore easy and fast in our webshop. When you order a Ficus tree today, you will receive it at home in no time!

Ease of ordering and beautiful houseplants, that's what the Green Bubble stands for. Do you want to buy a cool houseplant Ficus? Join the Green Bubble!

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