Posts tagged ficus
Ficus elastica ‘Sylvia’

One of the easiest and most popular beginner houseplants around, the ficus are a very diverse group of houseplants.

Ficus ‘Sylvia’ is a particularly pretty specimen with a creamy-white border to the leaf and varying shades of green pigmentation - each of which looks like it has been watercolored onto the leaf itself - while the underside has tones of pink and deep red - a truly gorgeous plant!

Ficus ‘Sylvia’ is a decently fast grower when it comes to houseplants, although is a bit slower than the regular run-of-the-mill ficus.

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Ficus 'Burgundy'

One of the easiest and most popular beginner houseplants around, the ficus are a very diverse group of houseplants.

Ficus ‘Burgundy’ is the most dramatic member of the ficus family with deep dark green, almost black leaves with a red underside. I like particularly when a leaf is just starting to grow in - the new growth is a brilliant carmine red that contrasts so well with the other dark leaves.

Ficus ‘Burgundy’ is a very easy ficus to take care of, requiring just the regular watering and maintenance. I like to use a damp washcloth or a plant leaf brush to clean its leaves of water spots and dust (which show up doubly so on dark foliage like Ficus ‘Burgundy’) - both because it helps it to look cleaner as well as helping to clear its stomata so it can respire better.

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