Ficus Alii - Long Leafed Fig

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SIZE: Pot Diameter x Total Height
Size Tip: Fits in a pot with a 22cm+ opening

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Ficus maclellandii Alii is a relatively new cultivar that makes a wonderful low-maintenance house plant. Alii has long, slender leaves that taper to a point (their other common name is Narrow Leafed Fig). With attractive, glossy leaves and graceful, arching stems that are almost palm-like in appearance, it is a versatile and attractive indoor green foliage option.

Ficus maclellandii Alii - Long Leafed Fig Care & Info Guide

Light: Ficus Alii prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate partial shade. Direct sunlight may scorch the leaves. It is less likely than other Ficus to drop its leaves when moved.

Water: Water when the soil starts to become slightly dry at the top. Keep the soil moist at all times, but do not over water as this will cause leaf drop.

Temperature: Ideal temperatures are 16-24°C. Avoid cold draughts.

Humidity: No specific requirements, although the occasional misting wouldn’t go amiss.

Feed: Apply a weak dose of a fertiliser once or twice a month during the growing season. View Plant Nutrition

Care tips: Although more robust than other Ficus, leaf drop may still occur with insufficient light or incorrect watering. Adjust as necessary and your plant should quickly recover. Trim to maintain shape, but be aware that sticky latex will ooze from the ends of the cut stems. This can be an irritant, therefore wash your hands if any comes into contact with your skin.

Air Purifying: This plant filters airborne toxins and is part of our clean air plant collection.

Height and Growth Rate: Ultimate height 3m. Prune to maintain desired height. Fast growing in optimum conditions.

Toxicity: Considered poisonous, therefore keep away from children and animals.

Origin: South East Asia.

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