Plant Care Moreton bay fig

Moreton bay fig

Also known as

Australian banyan


Ficus macrophylla

How to care for Moreton bay fig


How often to water your Moreton bay fig

Water needs for Moreton bay fig
0.5 cups
every 9

Moreton bay fig 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 Moreton bay fig

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Moreton bay fig in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Moreton bay fig: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Moreton bay fig 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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How to fertilize Moreton bay fig

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

Care Summary for Moreton bay fig

Moreton bay fig

Moreton bay fig

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


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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