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FICUS NITIDA

This member of the Weeping Fig family originates in Malaysia. It is sometimes known as the "Banyan Tree" and can form aerial roots. The variegated leaves are long, smooth and somewhat waxy.

LIGHT: This plant loves all the sun it can get. Foliage becomes more dense with higher light levels. Choose a location where it gets at least 2-4 hours of sun each day. In warmer weather, this plant will love to summer outdoors.

WATER: Water thoroughly when the surface of the soil becomes dry. Water less in the winter when light is less intense but continue to give it the best light possible.

This is a specialty plant and is seldom available in 10" pots.