Plant Care Council Tree

Council Tree

4.8 out of 5 (14 experiences)

Council Tree has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Council Tree has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

About Council Tree

Council Tree is a popular houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in abundant sunlight ☀ and should be less than 3 feet from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as having large, lush leaves and being a survivor with a whopping 243 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

Council Tree likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.


Ficus altissima

Also known as

Yellow Gem, Yellow gem rubber plant, Banyan Fig and lofty fig

How to care for Council Tree


How often to water your Council Tree

Water needs for Council Tree
0.5 cups
every 9

Council Tree 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 Council Tree

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.

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Finding light for Council Tree in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Council Tree: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Council Tree 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.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Council Tree in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Council Tree

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Council Tree: 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 Council Tree after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Council Tree

Council Tree

Council Tree

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

Council Tree has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 8
Council Tree has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 5
Council Tree has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 5
Council Tree has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Council Tree has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
Council Tree has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Rjg avatar
leaf-1 78 Plants
xp 10,784 XP
globe Austin, Texas

love the leaves in this tree!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Brennanarnold avatar
leaf-1 19 Plants
xp 711 XP
globe Hartland, Michigan

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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