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Benjamin fig 'Starlight'
Ficus can be evergreen or deciduous trees, shrubs or climbers, with often leathery, simple, entire or lobed leaves and tiny flowers borne within a hollow receptacle which enlarges to form the fruit
'Starlight' is a large evergreen shrub with slender-pointed, ovate leaves broadly margined with creamy-white
Toxicity Contact may cause skin allergies
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Under glass grow in loam-based potting compost with added fine bark chippings in full or filtered light. When in growth water moderately and apply a nitrogen rich fertiliser monthly. Keep just moist in winter. Plants benefit from regular misting and from being stood on a pebble tray, particularly in a warm dry atmosphere. Their main requirement is an even temperature, in winter not below 13°C and without the sharp fluctuations found in so many houses. Avoid draughty situations and keep them away from heater fumes
Propagate by seed at 15 - 21 °C in spring or by semi-hardwood or leaf-bud cuttings in spring or summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Patio & Container Plants
Pruning Pruning group 1
Pests Under glass, glasshouse red spider mite and scale insects maybe a problem
Generally disease free
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