Ficus Cythistipula (Supplied in a 25cm black plastic pot with drainage)
Ficus cythistipula otherwise know as The African Fig (or Birchbark Fig) is a great anchor plant for creating that bold, jungely indoor space you've always dreamed about as it has dense, luscious, deep green foliage with large, elongated leathery leaves.
Ficus cythistipula prefers bright indirect light in a draft-free room. Direct sunlight may burn the leaves. It brances readily and can tolerate dry air and shady conditions more than many other indoor plants.
Water when the soil starts to become slightly dry at the top. Keep the soil moist at all times, but do not over water as this will cause leaf drop. (Potting mix needs rich, humusy and well-drained). Mist leaves regularly with water as this plant likes humidity and the odd dusting too.
Apply a weak dose of fertiliser once or twice a month during the growing season.
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