Plant Care Ficus Altissima

Ficus Altissima

4.8 out of 5 (12 experiences)

Ficus Altissima has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Ficus Altissima has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Council Tree, Council Tree, Yellow Gem, Yellow gem rubber plant and Banyan Fig


Ficus altissima

How to care for Ficus Altissima


How often to water your Ficus Altissima

Water needs for Ficus Altissima
0.5 cups
every 9

Ficus Altissima 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 Altissima

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Council Tree in your home

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

Ficus Altissima 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 Altissima

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

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Care Summary for Ficus Altissima

Ficus Altissima

Ficus Altissima

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 Altissima has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 7
Ficus Altissima has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 4
Ficus Altissima has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 3
Ficus Altissima has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Ficus Altissima has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
Ficus Altissima has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
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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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