Plant Care Petiolate fig

Petiolate fig

Also known as

Petiolate fig and Rock fig


Ficus petiolaris

How to care for Petiolate fig


How often to water your Petiolate fig

Water needs for Petiolate fig
0.5 cups
every 9

Petiolate 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 Petiolate fig

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 Petiolate fig in your home

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

Petiolate 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 Petiolate fig

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

Care Summary for Petiolate fig

Petiolate fig

Petiolate 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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