Ficus Plant

Ficus plants have a unique name and fame and are commonly known as fig trees. This plant becomes a great houseplant and looks very good when planted in a house. If they are planted in the right manner then these plants are easy to grow and maintain. The size (medium to large) of ornamental plants also helps in improving the air quality indoors. To know a Ficus plant, you have to know its parts, where they grow best, and what are their benefits.

Where does a Ficus grow best?

Ficus loves bright and perky sunlight. They love full or partial sunlight. Your plant will relish spending time outside during the summer, but protect your plant from direct sunlight as your plant can’t tolerate direct or too much sunlight if you will not do so then their leaves may scorch out. During winter, keep your plant away from breezes, and yes don’t permit it to stay in a room that falls below 55-60 degrees F.  They can be grown both indoors as well as outdoors, indoors as a houseplant, and outdoors in the garden. Keep your plant as it wishes to inspire flowering.

What are the Varieties of the Ficus Plant?

  •  Ficus altissima

  •  Ficus bonsai

  •  Ficus benghalensis

  •  Ficus pumila

  •  Ficus benjamina

  •  Ficus religiosa

  •  Ficus microcarpa

  •  Ficus elastica

Ficus Benjamina- Ficus Benjamina also known as Figs tree, Benjamin fig, or weeping fig but is frequently sold in a market as a Ficus plant. Ficus is a genus of about 850 species of sylvan or woody trees, vines, Hemi-epiphytes, epiphytes, and shrubs in the family named ‘Moraceae’. In the cluster, the form is known as figs or fig trees and is native throughout the tropics with a few species extending into the semi-warm temperate zone. Their higher classification family is known as ‘Mulberry’.

What are the Benefits of Ficus?

There are many benefits of a Ficus plant. They are:-
  • Ficus racemosa Linn. (Moraceae) is a medicinal plant that has been used in Ayurveda for a long time.
  • Ficus is used as an ancient Indian medicine for curing various diseases or disorders that include diarrhea, respiratory, hemorrhoids, liver disorders, diabetes, inflammatory conditions, and also urinary diseases. Fruits and leaves of Ficus are used for making medicines.
  • A Ficus plant in your living room acts as an air-purifier and removes all the pollutants which your bedsheets, pillow contain.
  • Ficus is a marvelous source of prebiotics that improve overall gut (emotional) health.
  • Also, Ficus is an excellent source of both calcium (Ca) & potassium (K). These Ca & K work together and improve bone density which can, in turn, prevent conditions like osteoporosis.
  • Additionally, Ficus is also used in gastrointestinal tract & urinary tract infections.
  • The vitamins & nutrients that are found in Figs help balance the production of sebum, also prevent epidermal water loss, and more. Promoting collagen enhances hydration and also keeps the skin free from premature aging and wrinkles.



How to care for your ficus plant and avoid all types of pesticides?

In the market, the most popular organic ficus care, ficus potting soil, and ficus growth fertilizers available are from four brands that are very popular in online stores such as amazon, Flipkart, etc. All these products start showing their work immediately after using 1 to 2 times in ficus plants. Links are below:-
Sansar Green Ficus Magic Mixture

How do all these products work on ficus plants?

For bigger ficus plants, these popular ficus fertilizers are some good quality fertilizers. Normally power-based or battery-operated fertilizers are used to reach every part of the ficus plants. Use 1 to 2 doses of fertilizers and you can see the ficus plant growing well.

Links on a. ‘Erwon Ficus Potting Mix‘, b. Sansar Green Ficus Magic Mixture‘, c. Garden King Ficus Potting Soild. Rimi Garden Ficus Care

Sansar Green Ficus Potting Mixture
Precaution should be taken while using ficus potting soil for the instant growth of ficus plants.  These are available on various online platforms such as ‘’, amazon, and Flipkart. A few big brands in the gardening industry such as ‘Sansar Green‘, Erwon, Garden King, and Rimi Garden are making organic ficus fertilizers that are harmless for humans and pets but very effective in growing ficus plants.

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