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Bringing life to the living room

Bring your gardening passion to the living room with cosy foliage to add warmth and life to your space. Enjoy good conversation and bottomless cups of tea in good, green company.

Plant these fabulous Ficus varieties, ideal for indoor gardening this winter:

  • Fiddle Leaf (Ficus lyrata): With large violin-shaped leaves, this plant makes a dramatic statement. Place in bright, indirect light with rich compost.
  • Elastic Plant (Ficus elastica): An attractive ornamental plant that purifies the air and is easy to care for. Place in a well-lit corner of your living room.
  • Rubber Plant Black Prince: Making a bold entrance, this eye-catching Ficus is trendy and stylish with striking green-black foliage, suited for a well-lit area. 
  • Weeping Fig (Ficus benjamina): The ideal tree for indoor landscaping with elegant branches and glossy leaves. This plant tolerates limited light.

Try this: Add your personal style to pot plants by decorating your containers. Try mosaic tiles, crocheted pot covers, textured lace ribbons, or spiralled twine.

Top tips for a healthy Ficus: Ficus plants like consistent but moderate watering with less frequent watering during winter. Regularly check the leaves of your Ficus for pests such as mites and aphids. Visit your local nursery for eco-friendly pest solutions, potting soil, and plant food. We would recommend Bio Ocean (it comes in a handy 200g bag!).

Source: Life is a Garden

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