Ficus Exotica

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Ficus Exotica

Fair Flora score: ★★★★★

Care

  • Zet de plant op een zonnige plek. Let wel op de overgang van het diffuse licht in een kas naar direct licht in de woonkamer: liever eerst wat verder weg van het raam bij aanschaf!
  • De grond moet altijd vochtig blijven, zonder dat er water onder in de pot blijft staan.
  • Het is voor de Ficus goed om regelmatig besproeid te worden.
  • In de herfst en winter geen voeding geven.
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Ficus Exotica

Ficus is a very large plant family of 800 species, also known as the “fig”. In the wild, Ficus occur mainly in tropical areas, where they form large trees. The benjamina, also known as the prickly pear, is a species with different cultivars, Exotica being one of them. The benjamina is the official tree of Bangkok and takes its name from the botanist Benjamin Heyne. Ficus is often sold with shaped stems, as is the case with this Exotica.

Wist je dat een andere naam voor Ficus, vijg is?
Wist je dat deze plant luchtzuiverend is?
Wist je dat er wel 800 soorten Ficus zijn?

Unique properties of this plant

Ficus is een van de planten die de lucht in huis kan zuiveren! Dat betekent dat hij niet alleen CO2 omzet in zuurstof, maar dat hij ook allerlei schadelijke stoffen uit de lucht haalt. Perfect voor woningen in de stad en voor huizen met weinig ventilatie!

Product variations

Ficussen zijn een heel grote familie. Bij Fair Flora biedt Fachjan twee soorten aan: de Exotica en de Foliole.

Ficus Exotica
Ficussen zijn vaak te koop met gevormde stammen, zoals ook bij deze Exotica het geval is.
Bekijk in de catalogus
Ficus Foliole
Ficussen zijn ook vaak te koop met gevormde stammen. Deze Foliole wordt echter geleverd met een mooie rechte stam.
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Environmental impact

Climate change
kg CO2
Cradle to the gate of nursery

 

This is comparable to:

237 km driving by car
(an average new car emits 100 g/km)
1410 grams of minced meat
(1 kg minced meat causes  16.8 kg CO2)

Water usage
litre
At the nursey

 

This is comparable to:

29 plants per cotton t-shirt
(producing a cotton t-shirt takes 2500 liters of water)
around 11 minutes in the shower
(average use of  7,8 liters of water per minute)

Crop protection
g 1,4-DB
Emission of crop protection to air and water

 

Our Fair Flora score

Fachjan has achieved 3 stars for all plants. View the explanation below.

Status: achieved for all products

An up-to-date footprint calculation has been made of the product. This gives the grower insight into the environmental performance of the product. He uses this to make an impact reduction plan, with which he expects to achieve a reduction of at least 5% in two years. He is also transparent about the results of the calculation and the reduction plan.

Fachjan has done a footprint calculation, in which it was immediately obvious how much impact gas consumption has on the total CO2 emissions per product. In recent years, Fachjan has done a lot to get this down with the help of geothermal heat, what we expect to see now in a lower footprint. Due to a state-of-the-art company with exterior screens and the latest heating technology, the environmental impact is currently low. By installing solar panels, the CO2 emissions will decrease further. And by looking critically at our starting material, we try to prevent waste.

We are also doing more in the area of import in terms of cost-saving initiatives. The boats we use all have low sulfer fuel. That is slightly more expensive, but much better for the environment.

Status: achieved for all products

The grower is aware of his duty as an entrepreneur to treat his staff well and demands the same from his suppliers. He confirms this by signing the CSR statement.

The CSR statement has been signed by Fred Janssen. Fachjan has signed a CSR statement because we see the importance of doing business neatly. In addition, we also want our suppliers to be treated properly, but also to treat their staff and suppliers well. We visit our suppliers regularly and try to do a little extra by paying our suppliers and sub suppliers a fair price. Our suppliers who deliver products to IKEA have already signed the statement as well.

Status: achieved for all products

The grower is aware that sustainability goes beyond what happens at his own nursery. That is why he only buys peat, paper and cardboard if it is of responsible origin. He is also actively involved in waste separation. Although the grower is actively reducing his impact, there will probably still be an impact that has not (yet) been eliminated. The CO2 impact that he still has is therefore compensated for the Fair Flora products.

Fachjan tries to market its products as sustainably as possible. We believe this can be done in 2 ways.

  1. Maintaining lasting relationships. By creating a chain where you give each other something, in our eyes creates a more sustainable chain. This is because everyone is willing to run a little harder for each other. In this way we pay a good and fair price to our suppliers and we are prepared to invest in our suppliers’ farms and in their environment. Examples are water pipes that we have installed to increase production, helped financing a new farm and invested in a basketball court in the Philippines and a church in Guatemala where many employees of our supplier go. We think that this increases the willingness to do something and improves the quality. This ensures less waste. By delivering good / strong products and thinking along with the customer, we also hope to be an added value for our customer.
  2. Fachjan tries to burden the environment as little as possible. Examples are:
    1. Greenhouses are heated by means of geothermal heat.
    2. Outdoor screen is energy efficient in winter and keeps the heat outside in the summer, creating better conditions for our staff.
    3. Underfloor heating for optimum consumption.
    4. Docks that close when a car comes to load, so there is no waste.
    5. Waste separation.
    6. Use of biological control wherever possible and use of as many non-chemical substances as possible.
    7. Recirculation of water, no discharge of water.
    8. Storage of rain water to water the products.

Status: Not yet achieved

A nursery has to do with its environment, such as nature, other companies and local residents. These should be relieved as much as possible or, if possible, even profit from the presence of a nursery. Staff members, suppliers and customers are also involved in this: they should try to avoid transport movements as much as possible and to plan for times that are favorable to local residents. Natural enemies should be used as much as possible to defend the plants in order to protect employees and the surrounding nature. Other crop protection should be of biological origin, with chemical agents only used in an emergency. The water cycle at the company should be completely closed: no water discharge.

  • With us, loading takes place both at the front and at the rear of the company. At night only at the rear, where almost no one is bothered by the loading.
  • Control is largely biological.
  • No water is discharged.
  • Fachjan often sponsors plants at local parties.
  • We also sponsor local initiatives such as handball and football of Quintus.
  • We sponsor a badminton tournament where staff participates.
  • We sponsor 2 teams of Westlandia indoor football.
  • We sponsor the Westland sailing flower parade every year.

Status: Not yet achieved

The production of many flowers and plants uses non-renewable resources such as natural gas, peat and fertilizer. For the fourth star, during the production of a plant, only renewable resources are used. For example, green electricity and green gas, a maximum of 25% peat and fertilizer.

Fachjan has participated in a geothermal heat project to heat our greenhouse complex (headquarters). As a result, our gas consumption will fall by as much as 90%! We also sell heat to the neighbors, which means we produce more heat than we can use ourselves. As mentioned, Fachjan will invest in solar panels in 2018, for which the subsidy has already been requested.

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