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Ficus Melanie prefers bright indirect light. Low light will result in slowed, weak growth and an unhealthy plant. Direct sun may scorch the leaves, especially if the plant is not slowly acclimated to brighter light conditions.
Ficus Melanie enjoys frequent waterings but soil should not be allowed to remain soggy, and should always be allowed to dry out in between waterings. Ficus Melanie’s sturdy leathery leaves allow it to go some time without water, but drooping leaves and very dry soil are a sign that it should be watered.
Ficus Melanie is considered among the most low-maintenance Ficus varieties. Average household humidity is a good fit for this plant. Fertilize once or twice during the growing season with a general fertilizer diluted to half of the recommended amount for potted plants.
Based on a NASA® study, these are the known contaminants this plant will filter from your home's air.
Formaldehyde is found in OSB, plywood, MDF, and particle board. Formaldehyde can be found in furniture like desks, bookshelves, beds, kitchen cabinets, and more.
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