Ficus Altissima

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The Ficus Altissima is a popular variety of ficus known for its ability to grow to great heights. The Altissima does well with bright filtered light making it a great new plant to add to your sill this spring.

  • Arrives in a nursery grow pot nestled in the 7" diameter planter
  • Grant and Hyde are ceramic; Hyde comes with drainage saucer

Plant Care

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Bright direct to indirect light

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Water every 1–2 weeks

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Plant Bio

A popular variety of ficus, the Ficus Altissima is arguably easier to care for than its infamous relative the Fiddle Leaf Fig. Native to southeast Asia, it does best in bright filtered light with weekly waterings when the potting mix is bone dry. In its home habitat, Ficus are sometimes used to make living bridges. This is because they are elastic and can produce pliable aerial roots. But make sure to wear gloves while pruning, because their interior milky latex sap can be irritating to your skin.

Origin of Ficus Altissima

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