Port Jackson Fig
About Port Jackson Fig
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!
How to care for Port Jackson Fig
Port Jackson Fig needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
February 6th, 2023
Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in New Orleans is currently medium 👌.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in deter…
February 8th, 2023
New Orleans is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in New Orleans is expected to increase by 28.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 12.4 megajoules of energy …
Port Jackson Fig love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in New Orleans, Louisiana ⛅.
Port Jackson Fig does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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 Port Jackson Fig after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
February 4th, 2023
The growing potential in New Orleans is low 📉.
Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.
It's best to r…