Watering Ficus Plant - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by lcerveny
June 8, 2009
How often do you water a Fiscus (burgundy) indoor plant. Does it need to be fertilized?


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Answer from NGA
June 8, 2009
Ficus elastica 'Burgundy' do best in full sun to very high interior lighting to keep its rich burgundy color. Plants will tolerate lower light levels but the color will become a lighter green. The plants are need to be watered thoroughly and then allow the top half inch of potting soil to dry out between waterings. Fertilize the plants monthly with a half strength dilution of water soluable balanced fertilizer. I use a half strength dilution of Miracle Gro or Peter's for my houseplants. Enjoy your ficus!

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