The Ficus triangularis is a small, tropical fig tree with triangular-shaped leaves. This ficus tree grows best in USDA hardiness zones 10 and 11, unable to endure winter temperatures below 35 degrees Fahrenheit. Commonly grown in containers indoors or on patios, the Ficus triangularis grows to only 8 feet tall and 4 feet wide. The Ficus triangularis is a low-maintenance tree, requiring only occasional watering, some fertilizer and little, if any, pruning. You can grow your ficus outdoors if you live in a warm climate or indoors in a container for most other climates.
Place the Ficus triangularis tree in bright light, such as beside a sunny, south-facing window or on a patiothat receives full morning sunlight but is protected from the harsh afternoon sun.
Keep the ficus tree in warm temperatures, preferably between 60 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Water the Ficus triangularis deeply once every one or two weeks, only when the top 2 inches of soil dries out.
Feed the Ficus triangularis tree a liquid houseplant fertilizer once or twice each month during the growing season, following the instructions on the label. You can also use a liquid tree fertilizer diluted at half the normal dosage.
Re-pot the Ficus triangularis once every year in the late winter or early spring, when the roots have filled the planter pot. Re-pot the tree in a container that is about 2 inches wider and deeper.
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