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Ficus 'Moonshine'

Ficus 'Moonshine'

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The Ficus shivereana 'Moonshine' is a graceful and visually charming houseplant, recognized for its variegated, silvery-green leaves. This plant displays an upright and well-branched growth habit, with leaves radiating from the central stem. At full maturity, the 'Moonshine' Ficus stretches to a height of approximately 2-3 feet, but it has the potential to grow even taller with the right care.

        Botanical & Common Names

        Botanical: Ficus shivereana

        Common: Ficus Moonshine, Moonshine Rubber Tree, Rubber Tree, Rubber Fig

        Necessary Care Tips

        • Light: Bright Indirect
        • Ideal Temperature: 60-80°F
        • Humidity: Medium
        • Water: When the top 2 inches of soil are dry
        • Fertilize: Once a month during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer diluted to half strength
        • Preferred Soil: Well-Draining Potting Mix

        Advanced Care Tips

        • Prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate lower light conditions.
        • Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged.

        Plant Insights

        • Member of the Moraceae family, also known as the mulberry or Fig family, is a large family of deciduous or evergreen plants that includes over 1,000 species.
        • Ficus plants are native to various regions, including Asia, Africa, and the Americas.
        • The term "Rubber Plant" is due to the plant's sap contains a latex-like substance that was once used as a source of natural rubber, although it is not the primary source of commercial rubber today.
        • The latex-like sap serves various functions for the plant, including sealing off wounds to prevent water loss and deterring herbivores.
        • It's worth noting that this sap can be irritating to the skin and eyes and is toxic if ingested, so handle with care.
        • Ficus plants are known for their air-purifying qualities, making them a healthy addition to your home or office.
        • Unsafe / Toxic
        • Medium Maintenance

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