4.8 out of 5 (9 experiences)
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!
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How to care for Ficus umbellata
Ficus umbellata needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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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 🚫.
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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.
What other plant parents say
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.