Ficus (Weeping Fig, Ficus Benjamina)细叶榕

My Ficus

这是家里第二颗给我强烈热带、亚热带感觉的花卉。它也是2005年,即我生病后的第二年卖的,一直生长很茂盛。但前年染上了介壳虫病,是一种非常非常小的棕色介壳虫,弄得地板都很粘,是加拿大室内花卉十分常见的虫病。这种介壳虫在万年青那样的大叶植物上好控制一点,但细叶榕这种叶子又小又多的植物,我两年想了很多招,都不管用。到了今年春初,树已经奄奄一息了,我也没有招了,就把它搬到了室外。怕虫跑去其它树上去,就把它放在房子没有树、只有垃圾桶的那一侧,每周去拿垃圾桶时才看它一眼。

拿到室外后两周不到,叶子全部死光了。当时室外天气还比较凉,我想大概介壳虫被冻死的同时,树也被冻死了。看着那一片叶都没有的树干,折一下小枝好像也枯萎了,就准备把它当垃圾扔掉。但我想起了我生病后写的一篇日记,是说邻居给我一颗用种子培养的南京腊梅,从室外移到后花园时,室内长的叶子全死了,要长出新的适应室外环境的叶子,我也从那里悟出一个道理,我们的先辈是经常生活在阳光下的,我们现代人一点太阳也不晒可能也会导致我们的体质改变,因此我就经常找机会晒晒太阳。我想,这榕树是不是也像那腊梅?于是,就把它继续留在了那里。一个夏天过去,哈哈,它又恢复了昔日的美丽!太高兴了。养花不仅养性,还让人多少长点智慧。

The sticky stuff is an insect and is called scale. Spray till all plant and branches are saturated with a mixture of one part rubbing alcohol to 8 parts warm water and a squirt of mild dishsoap (the soap help to spread the solution around). Repeat every 5-7 days until all bugs are gone and stickiness disappears. I’ve been told Neem Oil or horticultural oils works too but I’ve been successful with the alcohol. Place a drop sheet under the plant to avoid saturating everything else including carpets. Do it outside if it’s warm enough. Good luck

细叶榕_百度百科

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