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How to Care for Ficus Alii
About Ficus Alii
Ficus Alii is an evergreen of the beloved Ficus family, native to India, Asia, and Malaysia. Its Journey to our indoor spaces began in Hawaii, where it was donned the name Alii - ‘king’. The royal Ficus Alii wears slender, willow-like leaves that sprout in hues of bronze at first, then turn emerald green as it matures. Ficus Alii grows slowly and steadily, and can reach up to 10 feet tall. In maturity, its trunk is typically bare and its leaves can grow up to 10 inches long.
How Often Should I Water My Ficus Alii?
With easyplant, watering your Ficus Alii is simple. Make sure to check the easyplant reservoir once a month and fill it when empty, and you're all set!
Ficus Alii Light Needs
Ficus Alii grows best in a space with bright direct light, where the sunlight streams inside directly, and can also adapt to spaces with bright indirect light, where the sun rays are diffused. Avoid placing it in spaces with low light or spaces without natural sunlight.
Ficus Alii Plant Care
During your Ficus Alii’s first few days at home, one or two leaves may wilt, and should be cut. This is a normal part of adjustment and no cause for concern. When choosing its location, be sure it is not facing direct drafts from A/C and heating vents. Once adjusted, Ficus Alii is very easy to care for, and will reward your love for it by quickly bouncing back from any mishap. To help it grow optimally and evenly, occasionally dust the leaves and rotate the pot by a ¼ turn once a month. To maintain its aesthetic shape and height, you may periodically prune it to your liking.
How Big Do Ficus Alii Plants Grow?
Ficus Alii grows slowly and steadily, and can reach up to 10 feet tall. In maturity, its trunk is typically bare and its leaves can grow up to 10 inches long.
Are Ficus Alii Toxic for Pets & Kids?
Ficus Alii may be very toxic if ingested, so be sure to keep away from curious children and pets.
Troubleshooting Common Problems with Ficus Alii
Allow a two week adjustment period for your Ficus Alii to acclimate to its new environment. If you notice leaves are becoming droopy or spotted brown, relocate the pot to a more brightly lit location. If you notice leaves are becoming crispy or curling, relocate the pot to a less directly lit location.