September 1st, 2021
🌿Hey plant friends! 🌿
This week we are talking about Ficus triangularis. These plants are native to Southern Africa and belong to the Moraceae plant family just rubber trees, the banyan tree and Osage orange. Ficus triangularis is known for its small, dainty triangle shaped leaves and branching arms. This is the perfect Ficus for you if you love the genus, but don’t have room for a large floor plant. At Tonkadale we carry the variegated version which is oh so sweet with its green and creamy white leaves.
Let’s talk about care. As we all know the Ficus family can be.. well…a bit dramatic. But have no fear, if you have the right watering, soil, and light conditions, you will be all set. Bright light is always best with Ficus, especially this variegated variety. If you notice your plant losing leaves move to a sunnier spot in your home. Once your plant is happy in its spot its best to leave it there. Ficus don’t like to be moved around. Water your Ficus when the top 2-3 inches of soil is dry, but don’t let it dry out all the way. When the soil is too dry, leaves will start to drop, and quickly. Plant your Triangularis in a well-draining potting soil like the Espoma’s Organic Cactus Mix or the Espoma Organic Potting Soil with added perlite. A pro tip to keep these plants happy is humidity. Misting daily will keep your new plant friend perky and playful in its new home. Just a reminder to keep your Ficus away from cold drafts during the winter months.