Plant Care ice caps

ice caps

About ice caps

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 pumila 'Ice Caps'
Ficus
Moraceae
Rosales

How to care for ice caps

Water

How often to water your ice caps

Water needs for ice caps
0.5 cups
every 9

ice caps 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 ice caps

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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

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Finding light for ice caps in your home

Light needs and placement for plant ice caps: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

ice caps love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

ice caps does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize ice caps

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

FAQs
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Native Region

Care Summary for ice caps

ice caps

ice caps


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.

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