Ficus Moclame, Ficus Microcarpa Plant
Ficus Moclame is an easy-growing plant ficus plant native to Tropical Asia. An elegant, slim, and low-maintenance plant. Moreover, it thrives in indirect light. However, it also prefers direct sunlight. The plant responds well to trimming. Usually, they are grown as ornamental hedges. It is a very popular houseplant and can tolerate a wide range of indoor conditions. You can grow it on your desk or anywhere inside or outside your home.
- Ficus Moclame can purify the air inside your home.
- You can grow it anywhere inside or outside your home, and it is highly versatile.
- Their barks, leaves, and roots can treat pain and fever in traditional medicine.
- They are also used to treat malaria, flu, bronchitis, and rheumatism in China.
- It produces Stunning colors that give a great look to your home.
- You can grow it in your garden outside or indoors in a pot.
- They can also suck up particles of smoke and, similarly, reduces indoor air pollutants and toxic Lead.
- In addition, they also have antioxidant, antibacterial, and anti-diabetic properties.
Planting And Care
- Keep the plant indoor or outdoor with bright light.
- Protect the Ficus from harsh sunlight as it can cause damage to the foliage.
- The soil should be well-drained and fertile for growing Ficus.
- Water the plant when the topsoil (2-3 inches) in the pot feels dry to touch.
- Do not ever overwater the plant.
- Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in the winter and rainy seasons.
Application of Fertilizer
- During summer feed the Ficus with organic fertilizer once a month.
- Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake nutrients and moisture easily.
- Regular pruning is necessary to retain the tree shape. Prune back to 2 leaves after 6-8 leaves have grown. The tree should only be pruned during periods of active growth.
- When a plant outgrows in current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer.
- Do the re-potting late evening and keep the plant in a shady area for 2 to 3 days and then move the plant in its suitable climatic condition.
- Remove dead, infected, or damaged plant parts and discard them away from the plants.
- For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil, or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment