Plant Care Brown Turkey Fig

Brown Turkey Fig

About Brown Turkey Fig

Did you know that all plants in the Ficus genus produce figs? In fact, the word Ficus quite literally means figs! Even cooler, all figs are pollinated by tiny wasps that use the fruits as a safe place to raise their young. 🐝 Ficus plants also contain latex which emerges as a milky sap when twigs are broken. This latex makes them toxic, so be sure to keep a close eye out if you have children or pets!

Taxonomy

Ficus carica
Ficus
Moraceae
Rosales

Also known as

Fig Tree, White Marseilles Fig, White Marsielles Fig, Ficus carica ., Fignominal and Little Miss Figgy

How to care for Brown Turkey Fig

💦 Water

How often to water your Brown Turkey Fig

Water needs for Brown Turkey Fig
0.5 cups
every 9

Brown Turkey 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 Brown Turkey Fig

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Brown Turkey Fig in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Brown Turkey Fig: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Brown Turkey Fig love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Brown Turkey Fig does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Brown Turkey Fig in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Brown Turkey Fig

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Brown Turkey 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 Brown Turkey Fig after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Brown Turkey Fig is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Benefits of Growing Brown Turkey Fig →

Common Brown Turkey Fig Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Brown Turkey Fig prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Brown Turkey Fig Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Brown Turkey Fig requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Brown Turkey Fig Light Requirements →

Brown Turkey Fig Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Brown Turkey Fig is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.

Brown Turkey Fig Toxicity to Cats →

Brown Turkey Fig Toxicity to Humans →


💨 Humidity

Brown Turkey Fig prefers dry environments. Providing extra humidity or misting your plant allows water to linger on leaves, which can create the perfect environment for harmful types of fungi.

Brown Turkey Fig Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Brown Turkey Fig does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Brown Turkey Fig →

When and How to Successfully Repot Brown Turkey Fig →


💩 Fertilizer

Brown Turkey Fig should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Brown Turkey Fig →


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Brown Turkey Fig to go dormant in the wintertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.


🌎 Native Region

Brown Turkey Fig is native to worldwide Tropics.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Brown Turkey Fig grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Brown Turkey Fig can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 6a-10b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Brown Turkey Fig Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Brown Turkey Fig

Brown Turkey Fig

Brown Turkey Fig


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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