Ficus Nitida

General Information
Common Name Indian Laurel
Family Moraceae
Genus Ficus
Species retusa nitida
Origin Old World Tropics
Category Foliage Plant
Common Uses Mass Planting,Specimen

Plant in Photo
Container Size 24 in
Plant Height (photo) 15-18 ft
Width 06-08 ft
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General Description
Leaf Color Dark Green
Texture Fine
Flower Color
General Heights Short to Tall

Container Sizes 10 in-36 in
Heights 03ft-specimen
Common or Rare Common
Forms Bush, Standard

Care Basics
Water Use High
Humidity Requirements Medium
Light Level Medium Light Preferred

Temperatures, Light and Air
Minimum Temperatures 35 F
Optimum Temperature 75 F
Minimum Light 150Foot Candles
Optimum Light 350 Foot Candles
NASA Clean Air Study

Pests and Other Problems
Most Common Insect Problem Scale,Mealy Bug,Thrips
Most Common Disease Problem Phomopsis dieback,Myrothecium leaf spot,Xanthomonas blight,Pseudomonas leaf spot,Anthracnose
Special Requirements or Needs Drops yellow leaves when dry
Poisonous None