Plant Care Rusty Fig

Rusty Fig

About Rusty 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!

Taxonomy

Ficus rubignosa
Ficus
Moraceae
Rosales

Also known as

Port Jackson Fig

How to care for Rusty Fig

Water

How often to water your Rusty Fig

Water needs for Rusty Fig
0.5 cups
every 9

Rusty 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 Rusty Fig

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Rusty Fig in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Rusty Fig: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Rusty Fig love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Rusty Fig does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Rusty Fig in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Rusty Fig

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

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Care Summary for Rusty Fig

Rusty Fig

Rusty Fig


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.

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