Ficus Altissima, commonly known as the Council Tree or Lofty Fig, is a striking species of ficus appreciated for its large, glossy leaves and elegant appearance.
Ficus Altissima Yellow Gem- 4″ Pot
4 in stock
SIZE: 4″ Pot
Caution: Ficus Altissima, like many ficus species, can be toxic if ingested by pets or humans. It's essential to keep it out of reach of children and animals.
Appearance: Foliage: Ficus Altissima boasts large, elongated leaves that can grow up to several inches long. The leaves have a glossy texture and typically display variegation, often with a combination of shades like green, yellow, and sometimes hints of pink or cream. Growth Habit: It tends to grow as a tree in its natural habitat but is often cultivated as a houseplant and can be pruned to maintain a more compact form. Care Tips: Light: Thrives in bright, indirect light. It can tolerate lower light conditions but may not grow as vigorously or maintain its vibrant variegation. Watering: Allow the soil to partially dry out between waterings. Ficus Altissima prefers slightly moist soil but is sensitive to overwatering, which can lead to root rot. Temperature: Prefers average room temperatures between 65-75°F (18-24°C) and should be protected from cold drafts. Humidity: Adaptable to normal indoor humidity levels but benefits from occasional misting or a pebble tray for added moisture. Maintenance: Pruning: Regular pruning can help maintain its shape and size. Trimming can also encourage bushier growth. Repotting: Repot when the plant becomes root-bound, typically every few years or when it outgrows its current container. Cleaning: Wiping the leaves occasionally with a damp cloth helps remove dust and keeps the foliage looking vibrant. Toxicity: Caution: Ficus Altissima, like many ficus species, can be toxic if ingested by pets or humans. It's essential to keep it out of reach of children and animals.
Ficus Altissima is prized for its ornamental value, especially its stunning foliage. While it requires a bit of attention to watering and light conditions, it's generally an adaptable plant suitable for indoor spaces, adding a touch of elegance and tropical beauty to home décor.