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1. **Light**: Ficus shivereana prefers bright, indirect light. It can tolerate some morning sun or filtered light, but avoid direct sunlight as it can scorch the leaves.

2. **Watering**: Allow the top inch or two of the soil to dry out between waterings. It's important not to let the soil become completely dry, but also avoid overwatering, as ficus plants are susceptible to root rot.

3. **Humidity**: Ficus plants appreciate higher humidity levels. You can increase humidity by misting the leaves regularly or placing the pot on a humidity tray filled with water and pebbles. Avoid placing near drafts or heating vents, which can dry out the air.

4. **Temperature**: Ficus shivereana prefers temperatures between 65-75°F (18-24°C). It can tolerate slightly cooler temperatures, but avoid sudden temperature drops or cold drafts.

5. **Soil**: Use a well-draining potting mix that retains some moisture but allows excess water to drain freely. A mix formulated for indoor plants or tropical plants is suitable.

6. **Fertilizing**: During the growing season (spring and summer), feed your Ficus shivereana every 4-6 weeks with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half-strength. Reduce feeding or stop altogether during the fall and winter months when growth slows down.

7. **Pruning**: Trim back any leggy growth or prune to maintain the desired shape. Ficus shivereana can be trained to climb or trail, so pruning can help control its growth habit.

8. **Propagation**: Ficus shivereana can be propagated from stem cuttings. Take 4-6 inch (10-15 cm) cuttings from healthy stems, remove the lower leaves, and place the cuttings in water or moist potting mix to root.

9. **Pests**: Keep an eye out for common houseplant pests such as spider mites, aphids, and mealybugs. If pests are present, treat promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil.

10. **Support**: Provide a trellis or moss pole if you want your Ficus shivereana to climb. It can also be allowed to trail from a hanging pot or trained along a surface.

With proper care, Ficus shivereana can be a stunning addition to your indoor plant collection, showcasing its beautiful variegated foliage and unique growth habit. I

Ficus shivereana 'Moonshine'

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