Plant Care Ficus Macrophylla
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Ficus Macrophylla

Also known as

Moreton bay fig, Moreton bay fig and Australian banyan

Taxonomy

Ficus macrophylla
Ficus
Moraceae
Rosales

How to care for Ficus Macrophylla

Water

How often to water your Ficus Macrophylla

Water needs for Ficus Macrophylla
0.5 cups
every 9

Ficus Macrophylla 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 Macrophylla

Water 0.5 cups every
9

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Moreton bay fig in your home

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

Ficus Macrophylla 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.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Ficus Macrophylla

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

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Care Summary for Ficus Macrophylla

Ficus Macrophylla

Ficus Macrophylla


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.

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