Ficus transplantation and peculiarities of care during the period of intensive growth.
Ficus has long been considered one of the mostcommon plants. For some time he was undeservedly sent to the link, from which he recently returned. Simply, people appreciated the unpretentiousness and amazing variety, which pleases the ficuses. Only sometimes they face certain difficulties, which can easily be overcome if we become more familiar with the requirements of the ficus.
The most difficult and responsible is a transplantficus, which is a serious trauma to the plant. The ficus after this procedure for a long time comes to, greatly slows growth, and in some cases - discards part of the foliage. To be frightened of it it is not necessary, as in a short time your comrade will come back to normal. If the growth process has slowed down for a long period, it is worthwhile to carefully inspect it for pests. They often choose plants with succulent leaves that can not resist their pressure. In addition, spring and summer - a period of increased activity of various pests, so the ficus, like other plants, should not be ignored.
If you do not know how to transplant correctlyFicus, carefully examine it. Try to determine its variety. If you have a normal ficus at home, the situation is quite simple. Ficus transplantation in this case is carried out in the spring, if the roots of the plant are completely covered with an earthen lump. You can learn about this easily - just raise the pot. If the roots look out of the drainage holes, it's time for the resettlement. When the drainage holes are small, you can gently tilt the plant and try to remove it from the pot. If the flower slips easily, and the earth clod is completely in the roots, the ficus transplant is inevitable.
To transplant the ficus, prepare the earthenmixture, although some prefer to buy ready-made in the store. Also, take care of the availability of a suitable pot, which should be only 5 centimeters greater than the old one. It is often advised to take a pot that is 2-3 cm longer, but it all depends on the particular type of ficus, as well as on his personal sympathy for you. Just some ficuses are very rapid growth, and in winter they should not be transplanted. During the transplant, place a good drainage on the bottom of the pot, as the ficus does not like an excess of moisture. In this case, he will start to dump the lower leaves, and such an unplanned leaf fall of beauty will not add to the plant.
Ficus transplantation should be carried out in the springor the summer period, when it is in the stage of intensive growth. During this period, it must be watered often, but do not allow pouring. Sometimes it's better to let the earthling person slightly dry out than overdo it with watering. Also it is worth to spray the ficus and apply various mineral fertilizers to support it during the growth period. Make sure that there are no drafts, because the ficus love a smooth temperature, which should not fall below 20 ° C.
A separate point is always the creation officus bonsai. Care (the ficus at the same time undergoes significant changes) should be the most thorough. Do not aspire for one pruning to give the plant the desired shape, as this can lead to the most unfortunate consequences. Ficus can simply not recover and die, and such a loss is then difficult to replenish. In addition, some species of ficuses are characterized by slow growth rates and capriciousness, so it will take a long time to form a beautiful plant. If you are not ready to spend it on communicating with your green comrades, better not even start making bonsai.
In general, ficus is characterized by undemanding care, and minimal attention and care are capable of real miracles. Settle the houses of the ficus - and it will quickly become the pride of your living collection.