String of Frogs | Ficus pumila var. quercifolia
Ficus pumila var. quercifolia originates from East Asia. Pumila is Latin for “dwarf”, and quercifolia is latin for quercus “oak” and folium “leaf”, giving this plant the name “mini oak leaf”. This plants tiny leaves make it popular for growing in terrariums. Ficus quercifolia also goes by the name “String of Frogs”.
(Including Nursery Pot)
4" Nursery Pot: 4" H x 4" W
Ficus quercifolia thrives in consistent medium to bright, indirect or filtered light. Turn your plant every so often in order to encourage even growth. Direct, harsh light should be avoided as it can burn the leaves of this plant. This plant can tolerate lower light exposures, but low light may encourage sparse, leggy growth.
Water and Soil
This small leaved Ficus prefers soil which is lightly moist, never soggy or bone dry. Allow the top inch or two of soil to dry between waterings, taking care to make sure the plants soil never becomes over-saturated. Oak Leaf Ficus needs a well-draining yet absorbent soil, and something which is amended with both perlite and peat moss will work well.
Temperature and Humidity
This plant prefers a warm, room-temperature setting between 60 and 80 degrees F. Temperatures below 50 degrees may be damaging to this houseplant and should be avoided. Ficus quercifolia loves extra humidity, and will appreciate it especially during the winter months. You can provide added humidity through pebble trays, misting, or a humidifier.
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