Plant Care Ficus Maclellandii
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Ficus Maclellandii

4.3 out of 5 (6 experiences)

Ficus Maclellandii has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Ficus Maclellandii has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Ficus Alii, Ficus Alii and King Ficus

Taxonomy

Ficus maclellandii
Ficus
Moraceae
Rosales

How to care for Ficus Maclellandii

Water

How often to water your Ficus Maclellandii

Water needs for Ficus Maclellandii
0.5 cups
every 9

Ficus Maclellandii 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 Ficus Maclellandii

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Ficus Alii in your home

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

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

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Ficus Maclellandii

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

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Care Summary for Ficus Maclellandii

Ficus Maclellandii

Ficus Maclellandii


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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.

What other plant parents say

Ficus Maclellandii has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 4
Ficus Maclellandii has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Ficus Maclellandii has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
Ficus Maclellandii has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Ficus Maclellandii has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
Kelly avatar
@Kelly
leaf-1 22 Plants
xp 451 XP
globe Redditch, England
08/24/2021

I water this when I can feel the soil is dry but nevertheless it always browns and drops it’s leaves in the winter months. Not sure if I’m doing something wrong. 🤔

Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Neddyb83 avatar
@Neddyb83
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 102 XP
06/29/2021

Stands tall

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves

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