Plant Care Ficus Alii

Ficus Alii

4.3 out of 5 (6 experiences)

Ficus Alii has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Ficus Alii has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

About Ficus Alii

Ficus Alii 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 100 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

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


Ficus maclellandii

Also known as

King Ficus

How to care for Ficus Alii


How often to water your Ficus Alii

Water needs for Ficus Alii
0.5 cups
every 9

Ficus Alii 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 Ficus Alii

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Ficus Alii in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Ficus Alii: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Ficus Alii 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 Ficus Alii

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

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Care Summary for Ficus Alii

Ficus Alii

Ficus Alii

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

Ficus Alii has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 4
Ficus Alii has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Ficus Alii has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
Ficus Alii has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Ficus Alii has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
Kelly avatar
leaf-1 22 Plants
xp 451 XP
globe Redditch, England

I water this when I can feel the soil is dry but nevertheless it always browns and drops it’s leaves in the winter months. Not sure if I’m doing something wrong. 🤔

Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Neddyb83 avatar
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 102 XP

Stands tall

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves

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