Fertilizing a ficus can also help keep it growing steadily. Feeding is best done while the plant is actively growing, generally during spring and summer. Use a balanced, 10-10-10 fertilizer, diluted to half strength, or at a rate of 1/4 teaspoon per 2 gallons, but check product labels for further instructions. You can feed every three or four weeks, but taper off fertilizing in fall and withhold feeding during winter.
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Fiddle-Leaf Fig Why you want it: This lovely indoor tree (actually a species of ficus) has large, dark-green leaves that seem to form the vague outline of a fiddle or violin—that's how it gets its name. How to care for it: This indoor plant likes room temperatures between about 65 and 75 degrees, and exposure to bright to medium light. The surface of the soil should dry out slightly between watering. If it starts to look a bit pale, try moving it to somewhere less bright.