Plant Care Florida Strangler Fig

Florida Strangler Fig

About Florida Strangler Fig

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 aurea

Also known as

Strangler fig, Golden fig, Higuerón and ficus atltissima

How to care for Florida Strangler Fig


How often to water your Florida Strangler Fig

Water needs for Florida Strangler Fig
0.5 cups
every 9

Florida Strangler Fig 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 Florida Strangler Fig

Water 0.5 cups every

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

Plant care guide for Florida Strangler Fig in San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

59% Medium

Finding light for Florida Strangler Fig in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Florida Strangler Fig: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Florida Strangler Fig love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Florida Strangler Fig 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 Florida Strangler Fig

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

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Care Summary for Florida Strangler Fig

Florida Strangler Fig

Florida Strangler Fig

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.

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