FICUS CARICA (FIG TREE)
Ficus carica, better known as the common fig tree, is the tree species that produces the famous green, black or purple figs.Fig fruits are appreciated of course for their taste, but connoisseurs know that it helps deal with stress and troublesome digestion.
How to Care
Sunlight: Keep the tree where it gets plenty of light and within one meter of a window. It loves having good light but not direct
Soil: Figs can perform well under soil conditions unsuitable for other crops, they are more productive in soils with a sandy-clay loam
Watering: Water the Ficus only when the surface of the soil is really dry ensuring the soil is moist, but not soaking wet.
Fertilizer: Feed with bonsai fertilizer, or balanced 10:10:10 general-purpose fertilizer.
Temperature: Ficus appreciates the warmth that is customary indoors in apartments and houses, ideally from 15 to 25°C and the minimum can go down to as much as 5°C.
Potting: Re-potting is best done in spring and fall or autumn, most deciduous trees require repotting every two or three years.
Pruning: Pruning the Ficus regularly will lead it to branch out more. Trimming and pinching keep your tree miniature.