How do you care for a Ficus plant?
I just got Ficus Monique the other day and i wa just wondering how to take care of it, how fast it grows, and how big it will get.
Hi Philo Lover,
I did a search at www.google.com and put in Ficus Monique and found this site as the first one. Basically, care for it as you would any other Ficus benjamina. It's a newer variety and supposedly won't be as inclined to leaf drop as the older varieties.
Ficus tree care
I have written an article on the complete care of Ficus trees in the home.
I will e-mail it to anyone who e-mails a request to me.
Thaks every one for all you help?
You are very welcome!
More on ficus
I just adopted a variegated ficus plant and will use this info, too.
I also wanted to share something with you: once I was having problems with my plants gradually dying and I couldn't figure out why.
My mom (SUPER green thumb) told me not to water them with tap water
'cause the chemicals can affect them (especially the chlorine). I started buying bottled water for myself and used it on the plants. What a difference! They're all doing much better now.
Hope this helps someone.
Thank you so much for sharing that with us. I do remember reading about a plant that gets brown tips to their leaves because of the chlorine. I think it was a Dracaena. Glad the info here is useful for you as well.
Chlorine and plants
Chlorine can affect certain plants, mostly Dracaenas and plants in the Lily family, but only if the chlorine is in high concentrations, such as swimming pool water. Most chlorinated household water is fine for all plants, including Dracaenas.
Ficus trees are not affected by chlorinated water.