Welcome to The Bio Dude!
*Plant pictured is a representation of what you will receive.
Common Name: Weeping Fig, Ficus
Scientific Name: Ficus benjamina
-Care Recommendations By The Dude-
Best for These Animals:
Bio Dude Substrates: TerraFlora, TerraFauna, TerraFirma
Soil Depth: All Soil Depths Okay
Lighting: All Light Levels
Humidity & Misting: 40%-100%, Can tolerate 20%-40% / Suggested for optimal growth
Mature Plant Size & Root System: Ficus trees are very hardy, durable tropical shrubs that can get very large if not pruned to maintain desired shape. With age can form aerial roots that can develop a woody trunk/ Wide, shallow fibrous root system with thick roots forming for anchorage.
Temperature Tolerance & Placement in the Terrarium: Too high temperatures/low humidity may cause leaves to brown / Back/Wall planting, corner placement
Edible & Side Effects if Ingested: Ficus are members of the Family Moraceae which all contain a milky sap. Contact with this milky sap may cause skin irritation, though many animals are known to be able to ingest Ficus leaves will no ill effects.
Pot Size & Packaging: A Single 8" potted Ficus Spire will be shipped in the pot wrapped in paper.
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