Ficus Moclame

$250

Ficus Moclame, aka Ficus microcarpa Moclame or Indian Laurel, is a stunning tree within the Ficus family that has thick, round, glossy leaves in a rich, emerald green. Native to southern Asia and Australia, this tropical tree loves a humid environment and will certainly be a beautiful statement piece in your home.

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 like a high humidity environment, give them a mist daily or as often as possible. Alternatively, you can put them around a humidifier. Although they won't die if they don't receive enough humidity, their leaves may have some dry, crunchy, or yellow edges. Avoid keeping them near any drafts (i.e. open doors during the winter, heating vents, AC, etc.)
As with most Ficus', the Moclame can be sensitive to environmental shock. It is normal to see some leaf loss in the first week or two of receiving your plant but if leaf loss and discolouration is excessive or persists, assess the water and light requirements.
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.
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