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Ficus Nitida

Ficus Nitida

Regular price Dhs. 650.00 AED
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Ficus nitida:

  1. Appearance: Ficus nitida is an evergreen tree with dense, glossy foliage. Its leaves are elliptical or ovate, dark green, and leathery, with a slightly waxy texture. The tree can grow up to 50 feet (15 meters) tall and has a spreading canopy.

  2. Growth Habit: Ficus nitida has a fast growth rate and can be pruned and shaped into various forms, including trees, hedges, and espaliers. It is often used as a shade tree, privacy screen, or windbreak in gardens and landscapes.

  3. Climate: Ficus nitida thrives in warm, subtropical climates but can tolerate a wide range of environmental conditions. It prefers full sun to partial shade and is relatively drought-tolerant once established.

  4. Soil: Ficus nitida prefers well-draining soil rich in organic matter. It can tolerate a variety of soil types, including sandy, loamy, or clay soils, as long as they are well-draining. Avoid waterlogged or compacted soil, as this can lead to root rot.

  5. Watering: Water Ficus nitida regularly, especially during hot, dry weather or when grown in containers. Allow the soil to dry out slightly between waterings, but avoid letting it dry out completely. Mulching around the base of the tree can help retain soil moisture.

  6. Fertilization: Fertilize Ficus nitida regularly during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced fertilizer formulated for trees and shrubs. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for application rates and timing.

  7. Pruning: Prune Ficus nitida as needed to maintain its desired size and shape. Regular pruning can help promote dense growth and prevent the tree from becoming leggy or overgrown. Use sharp, clean pruning tools to make clean cuts and avoid damaging the tree.

  8. Pests and Diseases: Ficus nitida is relatively resistant to pests and diseases, but it can occasionally be affected by problems such as scale insects, spider mites, and leaf spot diseases. Monitor the tree regularly for signs of pests or disease and treat as needed with appropriate measures.

  9. Propagation: Ficus nitida can be propagated from stem cuttings or air layering. Stem cuttings should be taken from healthy, mature branches and rooted in a well-draining potting mix. Air layering involves making a cut in a branch, applying rooting hormone, and wrapping the cut area with moist sphagnum moss until roots develop.

Ficus nitida is a versatile and low-maintenance tree that adds beauty and greenery to gardens, parks, and urban landscapes. With proper care and attention, it can thrive and become a focal point in its surroundings.

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