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Weeping fig profile

Written by Maggie

Jan 04 2021

Weeping fig profile

Weeping fig belongs to the Mulberry family. Weeping fig tree, elegy leaves, good negative resistance, is currently an interior decoration.

Weeping fig is a popular potted foliage plant, evergreen shrubs or trees. Plants are up to dozens of meters, upright trunk, gray, tapered crown.

The stem is easy to produce air roots, the branchlets are bent and pendulous, the whole plant is smooth. Leaves are elliptic, alternate, margin microwave - shaped, apex acute, base rounded or obtuse.

Weeping fig belongs to ornamental plants. Flower features from late February to late April, the outshoot and leaf spread is more obvious.

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Weeping fig

The origin of Weeping fig

Weeping fig is originated from China, Malaysia and India. 

Weeping fig application

It's very common to cultivate Weeping Figs in Europe and America. Large potted plants are usually placed in the airport terminal hall, the reception hall of banks and the lobby of hotels. Medium sized plants interact at high speed. 

The service station of highway, music tea stand, small gift shop, small decorate bedroom windowsill, study and guest room, very pure and fresh and pleasing to the eye, application range is very extensive.

As a result, in 1995, the sales of potted plants of banyan trees in The Netherlands reached $71.2 million, ranking first in the sales of potted plants in the Netherlands. In addition, they are widely used not only in The United States, Japan, England, Denmark, Australia and Israel, but also the main countries of production Weeping fig. Such as beauty HeMei international company and ogle, plant experiment center production Weeping fig seedlings and the somaclone, the Netherlands, the door of the model, the company and g · SaXin al-zaidi's production of Weeping fig seedlings and seeds, Australian Burbank biotechnology center and Ellison gardening company to provide the world with the somaclone and seeds, Israel of the nursery and the jersey quality west and cuttage seedling nursery production. In addition, Thompson Morgan in the UK and Danefelter in Denmark are both famous flower companies in Europe, providing users with tissue culture seedlings and seeds. At present, the companies are also developing miniature banyan trees suitable for family viewing.

The history of Weeping fig in China

Weeping fig, such as. magnolia FIG, F.w ightiana and ficus magnoliae, were cultivated earlier on in China. 

(F.Alfissima), etc., are of Chinese origin. At the same time, some of the introduced Indian rubber trees (F.lastica), Ligiosa and F. Rata have grown into big trees in the south, while others have been potted in the north. In short, Weeping figs are widely used in China, from the northeast to Guangdong, becoming the most common potted foliage plant.

Plant features Plants up to dozens of meters, upright trunk, gray, tapered crown. The stem is easy to produce air root, the branchlets are bent and pendulous, the whole plant is smooth.The leaves are elliptic,

Weeping fig is alternate, margin microwave - shaped, apex acute, base rounded or obtuse. Mainly to ornamental, Weeping fig belongs to ornamental plants. Flower features from late February to late April, the outshoot and leaf spread is more obvious. Weeping figs are large trees. The crown is broad with drooping branches. Leaves are alternate, leathery, broadly elliptic, apex long - tailed, base rounded, glossy. Yellow fruits on spirits (Var.Nuda), commonly cultivated, are Fruit spirits (Var.Nuda), with fine, soft and drooping branches and small, slender leaves, often used for ornamental lifting basin. Leaves reticulum FIG (Variegata) with variegated yellow and green markings on the surface. Leaves on Weeping fig (Goldenprincess) are ovate, veins and margins of leaves with irregular yellow patches. Ministar, MiniGold, Exotica, GoldenKing, Starlight and Hawaii have taken on new Exotica too.

Weeping fig

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Biological characteristics of Weeping fig

They are Weeping figs of tropical Asia. Weeping fig prefers warm, humid and sunny environments. The good temperature of growth on spirits was 13 ~ 30℃, and it was 24 ~ 3 ℃ in February ~ October

0℃, 13 ~ 18℃ from October to February of the following year. In greenhouse cultivation, the temperature was 16 ~ 21℃ from March to September, and 13 ~ 16℃ from September to March of the following year. The temperature in winter is not less than 5℃. At the same time, the temperature is more than 30℃ in summer. The requirement for moisture spirits is rather wet than dry.

It is necessary to water thoroughly and spray more water on the leaves and keep high air humidity, which is beneficial to the growth of new leaves on Weeping fig. If the basin soil dries dehydration, easy to cause leaves, the terminal bud will become black and dry. When the winter temperature is low, to control the basin water, lest the basin soil is too wet, rot root phenomenon. Weeping fig is more adaptable to illumination and has less strict requirements on light. It is suitable for shading in summer and no shading is needed at other times. But yellow spot varieties are not suitable for strong light exposure, because under direct light yellow spot is easy to wither and yellow. The soil should be fertile and loose leaf rot, pH 6.0 ~ 7.5, not barren and alkaline soil. Potting soil is a mixture of leaf rot soil, culture soil and coarse sand. 

Potted Weeping fig (15-20 cm) basins are commonly used. Apply fertilizer every ten days in the growing period, or use "hui friend "15-15-30 potted flower general fertilizer. Stem and leaf should be carried out when flourishing

Prune, promote the germination of more side branches, and cut off the cross and inward branches, to achieve the initial shape. At ordinary times, thick branches, withered branches should be cut off in time. For ventilation and light. Pest control common leaf spot disease harm, the initial stage can be used 200 times bordeaux liquid spraying 2 ~ 3 times control. In the growth period, there is starscream harm, then use 40% dicofol oil 1000 times liquid spray kill.

Postpartum treatment of Weeping fig

Branches and leaves on spirits are dense, evergreen year-round, with fresh leaves, good for pot-bottoming, and they're commonly used in rooms and entrances of hotels and public places. Weeping fig is also suitable for families.

The living room and windowsill are decorated. They are moderately sensitive to ethylene. Special attention should be paid to the soil during storage and transportation. The soil should not be dried or watered too much and the temperature below 13℃ is low, otherwise it will cause leaf yellowing and spots. The best temperature is 13 ~ 16℃ and relative humidity is 80% ~ 90%.

Weeping fig