Plant Care Ficus Maclellandii

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

About Ficus Maclellandii

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!


Ficus maclellandii

Also known as

Ficus Alii, Ficus Alii and King Ficus

How to care for Ficus Maclellandii


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

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Finding light for Ficus Alii in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Ficus Maclellandii: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Ficus Maclellandii love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Ficus Maclellandii does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


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:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


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
Kelly avatar
leaf-1 23 Plants
xp 461 XP
globe Redditch, England

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
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 102 XP

Stands tall

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves

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