Very white or whitish small star shaped flowers bloom during summer, followed by berries that look just like small tomatoes. In fact they may even taste similar to tomatoes, but they’re toxic when eaten.
Berries begin green in color, then turn yellowish, orange and red, and are the main attraction rather than the tiny flowers. Flowers last until just before winter and the berries can last for months after the festive holiday period
Description for Ficus Starlight. Ficus is a pan-tropical genus of trees, shrubs and vines occupying a wide variety of ecological niches; most are evergreen, but some deciduous species are endemic to areas outside of the tropics and to higher elevations.
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
Ficus microcarpa is native in the range from Sri Lanka to India, Taiwan, the Malay Archipelago, the Ryukyu Islands, Australia, and New Caledonia. It is a rapidly-growing, rounded, broad-headed, evergreen shrub or tree that can reach 15m (49 feet) or more in height with an equal spread. The smooth, light grey trunk is quite striking, can grow to around 1m (3.3 feet) in diameter, and it firmly supports the massively spreading canopy.
The glossy, dark green, leathery leaves are densely clothed on large, somewhat weeping branches. New growth, produced all year long, is a light rose to chartreuse color, giving the tree a lovely two-toned effect.
he common name burrito sedum refers to Sedum morganianum “Burrito,” a cultivar of sedum also known as burro’s tail and grown for its long, trailing stems and plump, densely packed foliage. It cannot tolerate frost and only survives outdoors above U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zone 10b, so it is best grown as a houseplant in cooler areas. Despite their frost tenderness, burrito sedums are relatively hardy and thrive with little hands-on care. However, they must be regularly watered during the active growing season and provided with suitable levels of light and warmth to prosper.
Zamioculcas is a genus of flowering plant in the family Araceae, containing the single species Zamioculcas zamiifolia. It is a tropical perennial plant native to eastern Africa, from Kenya south to northeastern South Africa.
Bright light is good but not essential. The zamioculcas zamiifolia grows fine with low levels of light, but it’s best to avoid direct sunlight.
Allow the soil to become dry at the top to the touch between watering and do not over water. It’s best to water this plant less than too much because over-watering can cause stem and rhizome rot.
Most well draining potting mixes will suffice that contains a high amount of perlite or sand within the mix (you can add more perlite or sand if needed to a mix that is bought). Good drainage holes at the bottom of the pot is essential.
Light: Prefers moderate to bright, indirect light but can adapt to shade. Avoid direct sunlight.
Water: Water when the soil has become slightly dry at the top. Better to keep them slightly dry than to over water. Use soft water if possible.
Temperature: Likes things warm, so anything above 15°C, ideally 18-29°C.
Humidity: Prefers moderate to high humidity levels. Dry air may cause leaf drop. Use a pebble tray or water surround and mist regularly. Stand outside in warm summer rain or stand in the shower for a while.
Feed: Feed once a month with a balanced fertiliser during the growing period.
Height and Growth Rate: Ultimate height 1-2m. Slow growing once established.
Toxicity: May be considered toxic. Keep away from pets and children to be on the safe side.