Plant Care Ficus 'Golden Gem'

Ficus 'Golden Gem'

5.0 out of 5 (2 experiences)

Ficus 'Golden Gem' has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Ficus 'Golden Gem' has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower


Ficus altissima 'Golden Gem'

How to care for Ficus 'Golden Gem'


How often to water your Ficus 'Golden Gem'

Water needs for Ficus 'Golden Gem'
0.5 cups
every 9

Ficus 'Golden Gem' 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 'Golden Gem'

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Ficus 'Golden Gem' in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Ficus 'Golden Gem': 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Ficus 'Golden Gem' love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Ficus 'Golden Gem' does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Ficus 'Golden Gem'

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

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Care Summary for Ficus 'Golden Gem'

Ficus 'Golden Gem'

Ficus 'Golden Gem'

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft 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 'Golden Gem' has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Ficus 'Golden Gem' has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Ficus 'Golden Gem' has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Ficus 'Golden Gem' has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
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leaf-1 76 Plants
xp 3,694 XP
globe Renton, WA

It’s been very forgiving!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Pest magnet Pest magnet
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leaf-1 50 Plants
xp 19,415 XP
globe Washington, DC

Love my ficuses. This babe loves light and humidity increases have helped bring out new leaves.

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