Ficus Altissima

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ONLY AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL DELIVERY OR COLLECTION. Ficus are a stunning and easy going houseplant to have, once you nail their care! These will need bright indirect light and should be allowed to mostly dry out between waterings. Pot size: 21cm Length: 100cm Please note you may not receive the exact plant pictured, but one of a similar size and condition. Spring/Summer Autumn/Winter Bright indirect... Read more

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ONLY AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL DELIVERY OR COLLECTION.

Ficus are a stunning and easy going houseplant to have, once you nail their care! These will need bright indirect light and should be allowed to mostly dry out between waterings.

Pot size: 21cm

Length: 100cm

Please note you may not receive the exact plant pictured, but one of a similar size and condition.

Spring/Summer Autumn/Winter
Bright indirect light - can tolerate some direct morning or afternoon sun.
Winter sun isn't as strong to they can handle a little more direct light.
Water when the soil is almost completely dry.
Cut back on watering in the winter months.
Can tolerate average household temperatures and humidity.
Try to avoid any drastic changes in temperature - keep away from cold draughts and central heating.
Feed once every couple of weeks throughout the growing season. Do not feed in Autumn and Winter unless the plants is still actively growing.


Common Name:
 Golden Gem Ficus

Scientific Name: Ficus altissima

Family: Moraceae

Origin: Africa

Toxicity: Toxic to humans and animals.

Soil: Standard potting soil mixed with perlite, or equivalent, for good drainage.

Repotting: It's best to repot at the beginning of Spring when the plant has become rootbound - once every two years or so.

Propagation: These aren't really suitable for propagation.

Common problems: Leaf drop can occur when the plant is inconsistently watered or doesn't receive enough light.

Care Tips: Wipe the leaves off every now and then - this will help your plant breathe and keep pests at bay!

Fun Fact: If properly cared for, these plants can live for up to 50 years!

Other varieties: Tineke, Abidjan, Benjamina

Please note these are general guidelines based on our experience with these plants - care should be altered based on individual home environments. 

 

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Ficus Altissima

£40.00