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Ficus villosa

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Ficus villosa
Ficus villosa is a small to medium sized terrarium plant from the fig family. The leaves are arranged like shingles, creeping up trunks of trees. This plant could function as a natural background coverage or vining plant. Provide high humidity and intermediate light levels.
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Ficus villosa
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Ficus villosa Ficus villosa
Plant type
terrarium
Place
indoor
Place
artificial lighting
Adult width:
40 cm
Light
semi sun
Watering
normal
Properties
special

Product info

Ficus villosa is a fig species from the warm and humid forests of Southeastern Asia. When a young plant sprouts, it directs itself to the nearest tree trunk and vines upwards. When this species reaches maturity, it could grow as a liana, hanging from tree branches. The oval to heart shaped leaves are hairy and wrinkled. Young leaves have a purple to reddish color and when the leaves mature, they become deep green. Ficus villosa produces small white flowers that are either male or female. When pollinated successfully, small fig-like fruits are formed. The most common way of propagating this species is by taking cuttings. Be aware that the latex from this plant could be irritating to the skin. Root the cuttings in specialized soil or in water.
Height:
12 cm
12 cm
Width:
9 cm
9 cm
Adult height:
100 cm
100 cm
Adult width:
40 cm
40 cm
Flower period:
All year
all year
Product type:
Plant
plant
Plant type:
Terrarium
terrarium
Growth habit:
Creeping
creeping
Growth rate:
Normal
normal
Properties:
Special
special
Araflora info:
Limited
limited
Natural habitat:
South America
South America
Altitude range:
0-1000 m
0-1000 m
 

Plant care

Ficus villosa is mostly grown in terraria or greenhouses. Other than terraria and greenhouses, this species requires specialized care. Provide Ficus villosa with a warm environment with temperatures above 16 degrees Celsius and humidity above 60%. Plant this species in a humus rich medium. Let the medium never dry out but prevent the roots sitting in water for a longer period of time. Light requirements are medium to bright, indirect light or artificial lighting is sufficient. Younger plants could sprout in shadow areas where they quickly grow towards higher light conditions. Fertilize this species with fertilizer for green plants on a monthly basis, 1/2 the recommended dosage.
Care:
Easy
easy
Place:
Indoor
indoor
Light:
Semi sun
semi sun
Watering:
Normal
normal
Protection:
Watering from above
watering from above
Watering tips:
Watering from above
watering from above
Water spraying:
Water spraying
water spraying
Air circulation:
Normal
normal
Place:
Artificial lighting
artificial lighting
Air humidity at day:
60-90%
60-90%
Air humidity at night:
70-90%
70-90%
Temperature max:
35 °C
35 °C
Temperature min:
5 °C
5 °C
Fertilize:
Medium
medium
Soil ph:
<6-7>
<6-7>
Soil type:
Mixed
mixed
Repotting:
After 1 year
after 1 year
 

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