Common Name: White Cloud Ficus
Scientific Name: Ficus species
Lighting: Moderate to Bright
The White Cloud Ficus is characterized by cream colored and dark green spotted foliage. This particular Ficus is one of the more common varieties second of course to the Benjamin.
The White Cloud Ficus requires moderate light levels so keep within 5 to 8 feet of a sunny window. If the leaves begin to fall off, there's a good chance that your plant is not receiving enough light. Try moving it closer to a window or a better-lighted area. However, be cautious of where you move and how often you move your Ficus. This species does not like to be moved so do it sparingly. Also, be sure to keep your Ficus away from drafts and heat vents.
Moderate watering is what the White Cloud Ficus prefers. Water thoroughly once a week for best results. Be sure not to over water your Ficus plant. If the leaves begin to fall and are not yellowing, try watering it less. If the foliage begins to yellow try watering the plant more frequently. Ficus varieties in general, not just this particular one, usually prefer higher humidity levels, so a couple time a week give the plant a misting to help fulfill its humidity requirements.
Though a very common houseplant, the Ficus does require a great deal more care and attention to detail than others. The main tips I can give to you is to keep your plants environment as consistent as possible. Once variables such as water or lighting change, these plants seem to retaliate.
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