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Ficus deltoidea 'Variegata'

Regular price£28.00

Useful Information

Plant Bio

Ficus deltoidea is part of the Moraceae family and its native range is Peninsula Thailand to Malesia. It is a shrub or tree and grows primarily in the wet tropical biome, it has also been described as an epiphyte. Leaves are heart shaped to triangular with visible hydathodes on the upper side (the plant organ responsible for guttation in vascular plants) and oil glands on the leaf undersides. There is a lot of discussion online regarding how variable the leaf shape of this plant can be in its native habitat; even on the same plant the leaves can differ - some with deltoid branching veins, others with a central vein and branched sides. This variety has creamy white leaf margins.

Genus name is from the Latin meaning ‘fig’. The specific epithet comes from the Greek letter “Δ”, delta, like a triangle, triangular.

This plant is similar to Ficus triangularis, I find it hard to tell them apart!

Pot: ø 17cm

Height: Approximately 50cm from base of pot. 

Light: Bright indirect light, meaning the plant sees the sun for 0-4 hours per day - this could be through trees or a translucent curtain, it’s important for the plant to see the sky in order to thrive. 

Water: Allow the first 2-3 inches of the mix to dry out. Before watering, ensure the substrate isn’t compacted, if it is, aerate it with a few pokes of a skewer or blunt stick, pour water slowly over the top and allow the water to pass through the drainage holes.

Potting mix: A chunky well-draining mix composed of coco coir, perlite or vermiculite, orchid bark and worm castings, you could also add some horticultural charcoal and sphagnum moss to the mix. 

Fertilising: Feed your plant every other watering during the growing season or when you observe active growth. You can dilute fertiliser to half the recommended amount but never add more.

Temperature: 18-27°C.

Humidity: Ficus would prefer higher humidity (over 60%) but do well to adapt to average home humidity. You can increase humidity by placing the plant on a watered pebble tray or using a humidifier.

Ficus deltoidea are toxic, keep out of reach of pets and children.

Delivery & Returns

​General

Please be aware that your plant may vary from the picture as this is a living item. Variations of shape and colour are perfectly natural and to be expected.  We will send you a plant as close to the picture and description as possible. The picture shown is an example of what's in stock unless stated otherwise.

Our plants are sent with a detailed care guide to help you look after them. You must provide the adequate conditions to keep them alive.

​Shipping & Delivery

We can only ship within the UK. Orders from abroad cannot be fulfilled and will be cancelled & refunded.

We pack and ship all orders on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays to prevent plants waiting in transit over the weekend.

We do send all our plants via next day delivery, however couriers can sometimes take longer. 

Returns

We guarantee our plants 14 day from receipt.  We guarantee to send happy and healthy plants, however, it is your responsibility to care for them and we cannot be held responsible for neglect or mis care. Please send us a picture within 24 hours of receiving your plant and we'll help you out with your issue.

If returning your order, please keep all original packaging and use this to send the plant back to us. This will ensure the plant is kept as safe as possible on its return.

To allow the plant to acclimatise in its new home, there should be no repotting of the plant for a minimum of 14 days after receipt. If any plant has been repotted or a cutting has been taken then we are not able to accept returns.

We are happy to replace your plant if it is very badly damaged in transport. The loss of a leaf in transport on a healthy plant should not generally be cause for any concern. We cannot give a refund for snapped leaves.

Caring for your new leafy green friends

Dry Out

Dry Out

Please don’t put me on or close to a radiator, the heat will dry me out.

Watering

Watering

Take me out of any ceramic pots when watering to stop my roots rotting.

Light

Light

I need light to survive. Please give me light!

Cold Spots

Cold Spots

I don’t like draughts! Keep me away from any cold spots in the house.

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