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Ficus benjamina 'Starlight' - #flowerandtwignursery#
Ficus benjamina 'Starlight' - #flowerandtwignursery#
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Ficus benjamina 'Starlight'

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Ficus benjamina 'Starlight'' is a gorgeous variety of the weeping fig. It has cascading branches of shiny green and white, variegated foliage. It's an easy-to-grow, indoor plant with an elegant tropical appearance.

It will thrive in a spot with bright, indirect light although it can also handle a little bit of direct morning sun. 

Like almost all other indoor plants, the Rubber Plant will hate being too close to a heater or catching the draught of an air con. Keep them well clear or risk the dreaded leaf drop.

Keep soil on the dry side. Drench soil thoroughly, then allow it to become moderately dry before watering again. Water regularly from spring to autumn. Sparingly in winter. Over watering and stem rot are common problems, especially at low temperatures.

Repot in spring - remember to only go up one pot size. If you choose too big a pot, then the excess potting mix retains moisture and can lead to fungal problems and root rot. Use a high quality potting mix with excellent drainage.

After potting, pat the potting mix down to remove any air pockets and water in well using a weak seaweed solution. This will help it settle in quickly and happily. 

Pictured here in a 13cm pot, it will be shipped potted.


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