Plant Care Golden Gate Ficus

Golden Gate Ficus

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Golden Gate Ficus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Golden Gate Ficus has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

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!


Ficus microcarpa 'Golden Gate'

How to care for Golden Gate Ficus


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

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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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 🏡.


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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Care Summary for Golden Gate Ficus

Golden Gate Ficus

Golden Gate Ficus

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

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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leaf-1 92 Plants
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globe McCall, ID

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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leaf-1 33 Plants
xp 1,129 XP
globe Austin, TX

love my bonsai trees

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