Plant Care Ficus Aurea

Ficus Aurea

Also known as

Florida strangler fig, Florida strangler fig, Strangler fig, Golden fig and Higuerón


Ficus aurea

How to care for Ficus Aurea


How often to water your Ficus Aurea

Water needs for Ficus Aurea
0.5 cups
every 9

Ficus Aurea needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Westerville, Ohio.

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 Aurea

Water 0.5 cups every

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Plant care guide for Ficus Aurea in Westerville, Ohio

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Light needs for plant Ficus Aurea in Westerville, Ohio

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 2nd, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Westerville is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in deter…

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Light needs for plant Ficus Aurea in Westerville, Ohio

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 26.5% ☀️

December 5th, 2021

Westerville is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Westerville is expected to decrease by 26.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 6.7 megajoules of energy per…

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Finding light for Florida strangler fig in your home

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

Ficus Aurea may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Westerville, Ohio ⛅.


How to fertilize Ficus Aurea

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

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Care Summary for Ficus Aurea

Ficus Aurea

Ficus Aurea

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Westerville, Ohio, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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