An indoor tree that offers up dense foliage and cleaner air
Ficus trees are a very popular variety as no matter what their size, they will always maintain their tree shape and bushy habit. Their abundant foliage makes for a lovely addition to living spaces and with good care, they can be grown into large indoor trees. This Danita variety has beautiful variegated green and cream leaves up the height of the plant. Care can be a little trial and error when setting up but getting a few things right from the start will position you for growing success. You'll soon discover these plants can be a tad dramatic as they tend to shed leaves if there's a problem; this is a natural reaction to all sorts of issues such as wrong lighting, under or overwatering, a draft or a temperature issue. All this means is that you'll get a clear warning from your plant if something is up and you'll have plenty of space to adjust accordingly for a happy and healthy plant. In exchange for this, your Ficus will clean the air in your home for you; they've been rated as one of the best plants for purifying the air.
|Estimated Plant Height || 35-40cm |
|Pot Dimensions || H10cm / W13cm |
|Preferred Location || Happiest in medium light levels; cannot tolerate cold draughts |
|Temperature Range ||15-25C |
|Watering Requirements ||Water at least once a week |
Nursery Fresh Our house plants are sent directly from expert growers, based in the south of England. There is no sitting around in garden centers or fulfillment centres, so you can be assured that your plant will arrive fresh, healthy and in perfect condition.
Easy to Grow
Ficus trees make excellent standalone plants for hallways, living areas or office spaces
How Your Plant Will Arrive
The plant pictured to the right is fresh from our nursery and is an accurate indication of the size and quality that you will receive.
Please note: as standard our plants arrive in a plastic nursery pot and the ceramic pot pictured comes with an extra charge.
Our house plants are all grown in optimum conditions to ensure healthy, happy plants. Your plant will be sent directly from our specialist tropical nursery based in England.
Plant Theory has sustainability at its heart. That means that every house plant will be delivered in eco-friendly packaging that doesn't compromise on protection.
The intuitive box design is totally plastic free and optimised to keep your plants safe in transit, without unnecessary harm to the environment. The cardboard packaging is fully recyclable to deliver you a more eco-conscious product.
We believe that anyone, regardless of ability can successfully grow their own plants at home, and do so in an eco-friendly and sustainable way.
Everyone should have the chance to experience the benefits that plants bring to our lives, and we have put a lot of effort into making sure that all of our products are easy to grow, even for beginners.
Sustainability is at the heart of our ethos and we have done everything we can to ensure that all of our products are as sustainable as possible, be it our plastic free, fully recyclable packaging, GM free seeds or ethically sourced compost.
A Ficus is best suited to medium levels of light but the most important thing to get right is the best positioning for a consistent temperature; a Ficus can't tolerate a cold draught so be sure to position away from any cold airflow that can come from doors or windows.
You should aim to keep the soil moist but not soaking. Allow the water to run right through the soil and out of the drainage holes of the nursery pot, leaving the water 10 minutes or so to sink through before returning to the display pot. A Ficus can recover from the odd mishap of over or under watering so observe the leaves and react accordingly.
In the growing season (never in winter when the plant is dormant) add a liquid plant feed to your water once a month to help support all those leaves.
For a great introduction to houseplant care please read our blog below.