Plant Care Yellow Ficus

Yellow Ficus

4.7 out of 5 (6 experiences)

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

About Yellow Ficus

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!

Taxonomy

Ficus altissima 'Yellow Gem'
Ficus
Moraceae
Rosales

How to care for Yellow Ficus

💦 Water

How often to water your Yellow Ficus

Water needs for Yellow Ficus
0.5 cups
every 9

Yellow Ficus 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 Yellow Ficus

Water 0.5 cups every
9

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Yellow Ficus in your home

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

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

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

Yellow Ficus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Yellow Ficus

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

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Yellow Ficus prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

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☀️ Sunlight Needs

Yellow Ficus requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

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🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


💨 Humidity

Yellow Ficus prefers dry environments. Providing extra humidity or misting your plant allows water to linger on leaves, which can create the perfect environment for harmful types of fungi.

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🪴 Soil

Yellow Ficus does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Yellow Ficus →

When and How to Successfully Repot Yellow Ficus →


💩 Fertilizer

Yellow Ficus should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Yellow Ficus to go dormant in the wintertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.


🌎 Native Region

Yellow Ficus is native to worldwide Tropics.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Yellow Ficus

Yellow Ficus

Yellow Ficus


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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

Yellow Ficus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
Yellow Ficus has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 3
Yellow Ficus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Yellow Ficus has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
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05/24/2021

Absolutely love the plant, has thrived until recently, as the new leaves are curling a bit? Not sure why. Leaves have cool textures and patterns, loving how it grows:)

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