Plant Care Golden Gate Ficus

Golden Gate Ficus

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About Golden Gate Ficus

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 microcarpa 'Golden Gate'
Ficus
Moraceae
Rosales

How to care for Golden Gate Ficus

💦 Water

How often to water your Golden Gate Ficus

Water needs for Golden Gate Ficus
0.5 cups
every 9

Golden Gate Ficus 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 Golden Gate Ficus

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Golden Gate Ficus in your home

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

Golden Gate Ficus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Golden Gate Ficus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Golden Gate Ficus

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

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Golden Gate Ficus prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Golden Gate Ficus Water Frequency →

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☀️ Sunlight Needs

Golden Gate Ficus requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Golden Gate Ficus Light Requirements →

Golden Gate Ficus Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


💨 Humidity

Golden Gate Ficus prefers dry environments. Providing extra humidity or misting your plant allows water to linger on leaves, which can create the perfect environment for harmful types of fungi.

Golden Gate Ficus Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Golden Gate Ficus does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

When and How to Successfully Repot Golden Gate Ficus →


💩 Fertilizer

Golden Gate Ficus should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Golden Gate Ficus →


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Golden Gate Ficus to go dormant in the wintertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.


🌎 Native Region

Golden Gate Ficus is native to worldwide Tropics.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Golden Gate Ficus

Golden Gate Ficus

Golden Gate Ficus


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.

What other plant parents say

Golden Gate Ficus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Golden Gate Ficus has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Golden Gate Ficus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
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09/20/2021

Beautiful bonsai. Water every other day and keep inside. I keep a grow light on mine and it’s been happy since day one

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04/09/2021

love my bonsai trees

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