Ficus Compost 5L
- Calculated at Checkout
- 5 Litres
Why order SYBASoil Ficus mix?
- Peat-free soil, good for your plants & nature!
- Improved root development
- Organic nutrients & booming microbial life
- The soil your plant deserves
How to use the Ficus Soil Mix
Using the mix is easy! start with removing as much of the old soil as possible. Gently squeeze the pot while holding it sideways to loosen up the plant. Run the roots under lukewarm tap water to remove the last pieces and bits.
Also, make sure to remove any dead foliage that may still be on the plant using scissors. Now your plant is ready for its fresh Ficus soil. Add a small layer of Ficus mix at the bottom of the pot.
Place the plant in the pot, and slowly add Ficus soil to the sides to fill it up. Make sure that the point where the roots meet the plant is just buried under the Ficus soil.
Lightly pat the Ficus mix down into the pot. Make sure to water the Ficus mix thoroughly after repotting, as this helps settle the mix and roots down.
Why the Ficus mix works.
Ficus usually have large, bulky roots. The extra husk and perlite give the roots the space they need. Added activated carbon detoxifies the roots from rot and mould problems. Combine this with extra added horticultural sand for a denser and better draining mix and you have yourself the perfect Ficus mix.
Ingredients of SYBASoil Ficus mix:
- Coco coir
- Activated carbon
- Worm castings
- Coconut husk chips
- Horticultural sand
- DCM Organic nutrients
The original habitat of the Ficus plants
The ficus contains a large number of species ranging from shrubs to vines & trees. Most of these are native to the tropical areas of East Asia. They are commonly referred to as figs. The ficus comes from a substrate that drains relatively quickly, the environment however is usually moist. This ficus mix mimics that environment
How to care for Ficus plants
Most ficus plants enjoy bright light, however, watch out for direct sunlight as that can burn their leaves. Most ficus also cannot take low temperatures or cold winds. Be sure to keep the temperature above 15°C.
Ficus prefers relatively high humidity. If you do live in a dry area, be sure to mist your plant every now and then. Do wait for the top of the ficus mix of the plant to dry out before watering again. They do not like to have wet roots. Ficus are rapid growers and require a steady supply of nutrients.
The most common issue with Ficus is the loss of leaves, there can be many reasons for this. It is a reaction to stress. The most common reasons include over- and underwatering of the ficus mix, low humidity and too little light. Try to place your ficus in a brighter spot and spray it down if leaves do drop off.