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

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 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 located in San Antonio, Texas.

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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Check the growing potential in your area

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

Plant care guide for Ficus Alii in San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

59% Medium

Finding light for Ficus Alii in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Ficus Alii: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Ficus Alii love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Ficus Alii does not tolerate low light 🚫.

San Antonio, Texas currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.


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


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in San Antonio, Texas, 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
Kelly avatar
leaf-1 23 Plants
xp 461 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
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leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 102 XP

Stands tall

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves

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