How to transplant ficus Benjamin?
Benjamin Ficus is an evergreen bush tree, originally from the forests of the tropical and subtropical zones. Do you have roots? Does the ground dry quickly after watering? Yellowed foliage? Transplantation will help solve these problems.
When to re-burn ficus
Young ficus Benjamin recommended to replant at least once a year using the method of transshipment. The volume of the container should be slightly larger than the previous one (approximately 3 cm). Otherwise, overmoistening of the soil can lead to acidification of the substrate. The result is a disease or even the death of a plant. In addition, the ficus begins to grow only after its root system touches the walls of the pot. It is desirable to carry out transplantation in the spring period - the end of February or the beginning of March. Ficus, whose age exceeds four years, requires a transplant every 3 years. A tree that has a large size is not transplanted.In this case, the top layer of the earth is replaced annually (about 3 cm) with a 20% addition of organic fertilizer.
How to transplant ficus benjamina
For the best extraction of a plant from a pot, previously it is necessary to water it. Carefully remove the ficus from the pot, so as not to damage its root system. Then, it should be laid out on the bottom of a new pot of expanded clay, in a layer of 2 cm, sprinkle with a small amount of earth (peat, leaf earth and humus in a 1: 1 ratio). For crumbling cooked soil in the composition include one portion of sand. Together with the old earth, place the ficus in a pot, and, ramming, fill the gaps between the earthy clod and the walls of the pot with a new substrate. If the tree was obtained by cutting, carried out in wrapped moss (special fabric or plastic mesh pot), you do not need to remove the wrapper, otherwise you can damage the roots sprouted through it.
To transplant a ficus means to some extent harm him. In the first few weeks after transplantation, yellowing and leaf fall are possible. In this case, you need to reduce watering or replace it with sprays.After 6 months after transplantation, it is recommended to make top dressing.