Stewarts Office Plants

We supply many businesses across the South, from Sussex and Surrey, through Hampshire, Wiltshire and Dorset to Devon and Somerset. For more information about the services we offer visit our home page, or contact us here. In this blog you'll find news and interesting snippets from Stewarts Office Plants.



Thursday, September 02, 2010

FICUS BENJAMINA

This plant is more commonly know as the weeping fig, and comes in many different culitvars, and it part of the rubber tree family.

It grows wild in the tropical forest of India, South East Asia and Northern Australia to about a height of 30 metres.


As an indoor plant it likes bright indirect sun conditions, but can tolarate conciderable shade, but it does not react very well to being moved or changes in temperature and will drop leaves like crazy, but it does adapt to its new climate.
It can be pruned to give a suitable shape for indoor landscaping and when young the flexible stems can be twisted or braided to make a very attractive feature.

In a report from NASA it showed that the Ficus is effective at filtering indoor toxins, so is ideal for indoor plant displays in office environments.
We use quite a few different varieties in our indoor plant contracts:





Ficus Gold King














Ficus Danielle



















Ficus Starlight














Ficus benjamina braided