Plant Care Ficus cotinifolia

Ficus cotinifolia

Taxonomy

Ficus cotinifolia
Ficus
Moraceae
Rosales

How to care for Ficus cotinifolia

Water

How often to water your Ficus cotinifolia

Water needs for Ficus cotinifolia
0.5 cups
every 9

Ficus cotinifolia 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 Jose, California.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

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

Plant care guide for Ficus cotinifolia in San Jose, California

San Jose, California

52% Low

Growing Ficus cotinifolia in San Jose right now

Light needs for plant Ficus cotinifolia in San Jose, California

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 1st, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant Ficus cotinifolia in San Jose, California

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 24.9% ☀️

December 2nd, 2021

San Jose is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in San Jose is expected to decrease by 24.9% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.6 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…

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Light needs for plant Ficus cotinifolia in San Jose, California

Daylight will decrease by 1.0 hours 📉

December 1st, 2021

This month, San Jose is getting an average of 10.1 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 9.4% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.4 total hours of day…

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Finding light for None in your home

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

Ficus cotinifolia 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 San Jose, California ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Ficus cotinifolia

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

When to repot Ficus cotinifolia

Nutrient needs for plant Ficus cotinifolia in San Jose, California

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

December 2nd, 2021

The growing potential in San Jose is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to repo…

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Care Summary for Ficus cotinifolia

Ficus cotinifolia


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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