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Indoor Ficus

Add a touch of lush greenery to any indoor office or living space with a handsome air purifying indoor ficus.

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Indoor Ficus are best grown in a warm, brightly lit room, out of direct sunlight. For a position in lower light try Ficus Danielle.


Plant into a pot using King's House Plant Mix.


Ficus have large roots and need room to grow. Choose a pot that has drainage holes in the bottom and is at least 20cm larger than the current one. Repot into Kings House Plant mix when the roots are showing at the bottom of the pot. Repotting in spring is best.



Ficus prefer to be kept moist. Allow the top 5cm of the soil to dry out before rewatering. Water more frequently during the hotter months and reduce watering in winter. Ficus can be very thirsty plants. Yellowing and dropping of leaves indicates the soil has dried out. Never allow the pot to sit in water for long periods.


Liquid feed your plant from Spring to Summer with Kings House Plant Liquid Food for optimal health.


Ficus has a white sap that comes from the plant when pruned or broken. Ensure this does not get onto carpet as it can be hard to remove. This sap can also irritate some peoples skin.


Ficus can be attacked by Scale and Mealy Bug. Spray monthly with Groventive Garden for protection. Or for organic option use Bugtrol.


Prune for shape only.

General Care

When using sprays, chemicals or fertilisers, always read the label and follow the instructions. Apply sprays in the evening to avoid harming beneficial insects.

Beginner Tip

Ficus are considered one of the better plants at purifying the air by removing harmful toxins.


To remove dust from the leaves, place into the shower and hose (with cool water). Allow to drain fully, then spray with Leaf Shine for lush shiny leaves.

Top Varieties

Ficus lyrata (Fiddle Leaf Fig)

Ficus lyrata (Fiddle Leaf Fig)

With its large fiddle shaped tropical leaves Lyrata is a very trendy plant that will make a statement in the corner of a room.

Ficus tineke

Ficus tineke

A variegated variety of the traditional rubber tree, Tineke is a beautiful houseplant. Its leaves range in colours of light green, cream, and even some pink, this indoor plant makes a soft but striking statement.

Ficus benjamina

Ficus benjamina

There are a number of different varieties of the benjamina with leaves ranging from light green, dark green to cream and green variegated types.

Ficus binnendijkii Amstel King and Queen.

Ficus binnendijkii Amstel King and Queen.

Commonly known as the long leaf varieties, with light green leaves that hang slightly giving the tree a lush tropical flowing look.

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