|Common Name||Ficus Panda, Ficus truncata|
|Maximum Reachable Height||It is a tree reaching 2 meters to 30 meters (98 ft) tall in natural conditions. Most people keep it as indoor for 2 to 3 years.|
|Bloom Time||The flowers are inconspicuous.|
|Difficulty Level||Easy to medium|
Planting And Care
Cold drafts from windows or doors will harm them, so make sure to place them somewhere where drafts will not be an issue.Losing its leaves is the most common problem with ficus plants. If your ficus is losing its leaves, go through the checklist of proper ficus tree care and correct anything that you find wrong.
Ficus Panda Care
Keep the plant in natural indirect bright Light.
Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
Water when topsoil (1-2inches) feels dry to touch.
Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.
|Sunlight||At least 3-6 hours of preferably morning sunlight a day is ideal for plants to grow well and natural indirect bright light for the rest of the day.|
|Watering||Before water poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
Water when topsoil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.
Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.
|Soil||The soil should be well drained and fertile, rich in organic content for growing plants.
Grow well in pH range of 5.5 to 7
|Temperature||Ficus trees also cannot tolerate low temperatures or drafts. They need to be kept in temperatures above 60 degrees F(16 degrees C) and actually prefer temperatures above 70 degrees F (21 degrees C).|
|Fertilizer||During the main growing season (June-July) feed the plant with organic fertilizer.|
Ficus Panda Uses
- Ficus trees can maintain their tree like shape regardless of their size, so this makes them ideal for bonsai or for massive houseplants in large spaces
- The common fig (Ficus carica) is cultivated for its pear-shaped, edible fruits, which are really hollow fleshy receptacles (syconia) containing hundreds of male and female flowers