Ficus Benghalensis Roy

Ficus Benghalensis Roy Care Guide


Ficus Benghalensis 'Royal' prefers bright, indirect light. It can tolerate some direct sunlight but avoid prolonged exposure to prevent leaf burn. Insufficient light may cause the plant to drop leaves or lose its vibrant coloration, while too much direct sunlight can scorch the leaves.


Water the Ficus Benghalensis 'Royal' when the top 1-2 inches of the soil feels dry. Water thoroughly, ensuring that excess water drains out from the bottom of the pot. During winter or cooler months, reduce watering frequency as the plant's growth slows down.


Maintain moderate to high humidity levels, ideally between 50-70%. Use a humidifier or place the plant on a tray filled with pebbles and water to increase humidity. Regularly misting the leaves can also help to maintain higher humidity levels, especially in dry indoor environments.


Keep the Ficus Benghalensis 'Royal' in a warm environment with temperatures between 65-75°F (18-24°C) during the day and no lower than 55°F (13°C) at night. Avoid placing the plant near cold drafts or sudden temperature fluctuations, which can cause stress and leaf drop.


Feed the Ficus Benghalensis 'Royal' with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half strength every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Avoid fertilizing during the winter months when the plant is dormant.


Ficus Benghalensis 'Royal' is toxic to pets and humans if ingested. Keep it out of reach of children and pets. The sap of the ficus plant can also be a skin irritant for some people, so handle with care.

Additional Care Information

Use well-draining soil to prevent waterlogging and maintain good root health. Prune the Ficus Benghalensis 'Royal' regularly to maintain its shape and size. This ficus variety can be sensitive to changes in its environment, so try to keep its location consistent to prevent leaf drop and stress.


Leaf Drop: Sudden leaf drop can be caused by changes in light, temperature, or watering routines. Try to keep conditions consistent and monitor the plant for signs of stress. Yellow Leaves: Yellowing leaves may indicate overwatering, underwatering, or a nutrient deficiency. Adjust your watering routine and check the soil moisture and nutrient levels. Pest Infestation: Ficus Benghalensis 'Royal' can be susceptible to common houseplant pests such as spider mites, mealybugs, and scale insects. Regularly inspect the plant for signs of pests and treat with insecticidal soap or neem oil as needed.

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