Plant Care Ficus umbellata

Ficus umbellata

4.8 out of 5 (9 experiences)

Ficus umbellata has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Ficus umbellata has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

About Ficus umbellata

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 umbellata
Ficus
Moraceae
Rosales

Also known as

ficus umbellata.

How to care for Ficus umbellata

Water

How often to water your Ficus umbellata

Water needs for Ficus umbellata
0.5 cups
every 9

Ficus umbellata 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 Ficus umbellata

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Ficus umbellata in your home

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

Ficus umbellata love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Ficus umbellata does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Ficus umbellata

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

FAQs
Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Toxicity
Humidity
Soil
Fertilizer
Dormancy
Native Region

Care Summary for Ficus umbellata

Ficus umbellata

Ficus umbellata


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

Ficus umbellata has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 7
Ficus umbellata has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 6
Ficus umbellata has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Ficus umbellata has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Ficus umbellata has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Vavavivacious avatar
@Vavavivacious
leaf-1 17 Plants
xp 1,232 XP
03/12/2022

I thought my ficus would die because she was losing leaves pretty quickly. But I watched a YT video on notching and used Keiki Crazy Cloning Paste and she’s come right back to life - growing more leaves than I could ever imagine. Can’t wait to see how tall she will grow.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Okvonne avatar
@Okvonne
leaf-1 13 Plants
xp 618 XP
globe Atlanta, GA
10/02/2021

With lots of sun and proper watering they will love you. Grow a new leaf every week and a half. They grow so fast you get excited seeing it every week. One of my favorite plants and never get disappointed.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Kathy_waller234 avatar
@Kathy_waller234
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 115 XP
09/15/2021

So cute!! Can’t wait to watch it grow

Jill avatar
@Jill
leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 206 XP
globe Satellite Beach, FL
09/11/2021

Beautiful

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Alliantoniuk avatar
@Alliantoniuk
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 166 XP
08/21/2021

I love this variety of ficus and am so excited to grow it from a baby!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Rjg avatar
@Rjg
leaf-1 123 Plants
xp 104,684 XP
globe Austin, TX
07/31/2021

just gorgeous huge heart shaped leaves and it’s a ficus and it grows fast

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate

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