About shortleaf 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!
Also known as
shortleaf fig, giant bearded fig, Jagüey, wild banyantree and Wimba tree
How to care for shortleaf fig
shortleaf fig needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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shortleaf fig love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
shortleaf fig does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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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 shortleaf fig after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.