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Ficus 'shivereana' (Moonshine)

Ficus 'shivereana' (Moonshine)

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Description: Ficus 'Shivereana', also known as Moonshine Ficus, is a captivating variety of ficus renowned for its silvery-green foliage with a metallic sheen. Belonging to the Moraceae family, this evergreen tree is native to tropical regions and thrives in warm, humid climates. The 'Shivereana' variety is named for its moonlit appearance, with leaves that shimmer in the light, adding a touch of mystique to indoor spaces. With its striking foliage and easy-care nature, Ficus 'Shivereana' is an excellent choice for adding elegance and charm to any home or garden.

🌿 Botanical Name: Ficus spp. 'Shivereana' (Ficus 'Shivereana' or Moonshine Ficus)

💧 Care Level: Easy. Ficus 'Shivereana' is relatively low-maintenance and adapts well to indoor growing conditions.

📏 Size: Moonshine Ficus typically reaches a height of 2 to 4 feet (60 to 120 cm) indoors, with a spread of 1 to 2 feet (30 to 60 cm).

☀️ Light: Place Moonshine Ficus in bright, indirect light. It thrives in bright, filtered sunlight and prefers protection from direct sunlight, especially during the hottest part of the day. If grown indoors, place it near a north- or east-facing window where it can receive ample sunlight without being exposed to direct rays.

💧 Water: Water Moonshine Ficus when the top inch (2.5 cm) of soil feels dry to the touch. Ensure thorough watering, allowing excess water to drain away from the pot. Avoid overwatering, as it can lead to root rot.

💦 Humidity: Moonshine Ficus prefers moderate to high humidity levels. Increase humidity by misting the foliage regularly or placing a humidifier nearby, especially in dry indoor environments.

🌡️ Temperature: Moonshine Ficus prefers temperatures between 65°F to 75°F (18°C to 24°C). Protect it from drafts and sudden temperature fluctuations, as extreme conditions can stress the plant.

🌱 Soil: Plant Moonshine Ficus in well-draining, nutrient-rich soil. A mixture of peat moss, perlite, and coarse sand or bark works well. Ensure the soil is loose and aerated to promote healthy root growth.

🌱 Fertilizing: Feed Moonshine Ficus with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength once a month during the growing season (spring and summer). Avoid fertilizing in the winter months, as the plant's growth slows down during this time.

🔄 Pruning: Prune Moonshine Ficus as needed to maintain its shape and remove any dead, damaged, or yellowing leaves. Use clean pruning shears to make precise cuts, and avoid cutting into healthy green tissue.

🍃 Pests and Diseases: Monitor Moonshine Ficus for common pests such as aphids, mealybugs, and spider mites. Treat any infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil. Watch for signs of fungal diseases such as leaf spot and powdery mildew, and ensure proper air circulation around the plant.

Propagation: Moonshine Ficus can be propagated through stem cuttings. Take a cutting from a healthy, mature branch and root it in a well-draining propagation medium. Ensure the cutting has at least two to three leaves attached and place it in a warm, bright location with indirect sunlight until roots develop.

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