Ficus Diversifolia, aka Ficus Deltoidia, Mistletoe Fig, or Delta Fig, is a bushy, upright Ficus producing rounded, lobed leaves with a leathery texture. The leaves bear tiny brown spots and the pea-sized, inedible fruits appear all year round. The light green veins of each leaf provide a beautiful contrast. Due to the growth habit of this unique Ficus variety, it is very common to see them grown as bonsai specimens.
They enjoy some direct sun, but they'll also do well in bright, indirect light. It is best to place this plant somewhere where it will receive some nice morning sun, or a couple hours of afternoon sun, and then indirect light the rest of the day.
They will do best in bright light. A nice bright place inside your home would be on the window sill or a stool that is right next to a window, either with or without blinds, depending on if the plant can handle sun. Remember that plants will grow based on how much light they receive.
They need to be watered when the top half of the soil is dry to the touch. That usually takes about 1 week in an average home environment. It will vary depending on the time of year, your environment and lighting conditions, but it's always safer to underwater or give the soil a check before you water again. Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light.
They will do well in average humidity environments but will appreciate a little bit of humidity if provided, give them a mist daily or get a humidifier.
Once established in the right position, avoid moving your Ficus too often as this will cause stress and leaf loss. Therefore, make environmental changes gradually and try not to move the plant in winter. Keep away from air conditioners, heaters and drafts. They are also very sensitive to under-watering and overwatering so make sure you are consistent in your care.
The plant comes with a default nursery pot. The nursery pot is usually 0.5" - 1" smaller than stated to fit into the same size decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are sold separately.
As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.