Definition of ficus in English:
noun (plural same)
A tree, shrub, or climbing plant of a large genus that includes the figs and the rubber plant. They grow in tropical and warm climates, and several species are of commercial importance.
- Genus Ficus, family Moraceae
- The ficus we grow indoors are members of the fig family and capable of fruiting.
- Consider reworking the roots and continuing to grow the ficus in pots.
- The ficus would thrive during the warm months on the patio in filtered morning sun, but I suspect summer afternoon sun would be too intense.
Mid 19th century: from Latin, 'fig, fig tree'.
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