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!


Ficus carica

Also known as

Fig Tree, White Marseilles Fig, White Marsielles Fig and Ficus carica .

How to care for Brown Turkey Fig


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 located in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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

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

Plant care guide for Brown Turkey Fig in Indianapolis, Indiana

Indianapolis, Indiana

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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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Indianapolis, Indiana ⛅.

Brown Turkey Fig does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


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.

Difficulty Level

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

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Care Summary for Brown Turkey Fig

Brown Turkey Fig

Brown Turkey Fig

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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