Plant Care Banyan Fig

Banyan Fig

4.8 out of 5 (12 experiences)

Banyan Fig has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Banyan Fig has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Council Tree, Council Tree, Yellow Gem and Yellow gem rubber plant


Ficus altissima

How to care for Banyan Fig


How often to water your Banyan Fig

Water needs for Banyan Fig
0.5 cups
every 9

Banyan Fig needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Banyan Fig

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Council Tree in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Banyan Fig: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Banyan Fig may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Banyan Fig

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Banyan Fig: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Banyan Fig after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Banyan Fig

Banyan Fig

Banyan Fig

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Banyan Fig has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 7
Banyan Fig has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 4
Banyan Fig has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 3
Banyan Fig has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Banyan Fig has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
Banyan Fig has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
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once a simple mother’s day gift, turned into a beautiful plant. super easy to take care of and the slight variegated leaves are beautiful

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves

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