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African Fig

Ficus cyathistipula

SKU 4105


AED 100


AED 137

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60cm - 80cm

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Plant Care


Water once a week or when the soil starts to become slightly dry at the top. Keep the soil lightly moist at all times, but do not overwater as this will cause brown spots and leaf drop. Curly or dry leaves suggest, the plant is dry and needs watering. Water in the early morning or late evening when temperatures are cooler. Always check your soil before watering.


Bright indoor light or indirect sun. 6 hours to 8 hours


Maintain temperatures between 18°C - 24°C. Avoid draughts as these can create undesirable temperature fluctuations. Consider giving your plant an occasional misting twice every week to maintain the optimum humidity level.


Apply liquid fertilizer once in 15 days when the plant is actively growing. For best results use Folikraft ready to use Indoor Plant Food.

Plant Bio

The African Fig has dense, luscious, deep green foliage with large, leathery, tumbler-shaped leaves. It is a vigorous species of Ficus and can tolerate dry air and shady conditions better than others. It branches readily and its dark, flaky bark gives rise to its alternative common name of Birchbark Fig.

Ficus cyathistipula - African Fig Care & Info Guide


Ficus cyathistipula prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate partial shade. Direct sunlight is best avoided however, as it may burn the leaves.


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


The African Fig does well in normal household temperatures, but prefers slightly warmer conditions: around 16-24°C. Avoid cold draughts.


This Ficus has no specific humidity requirements, although your Fig will benefit from an occasional misting.


Apply a weak dose of fertiliser once or twice a month during the growing season.

Height & Growth Rate

The African Fig is fast-growing in optimum conditions, typically rising to an ultimate height of 4 metres, but can be contained indoors.


Considered poisonous due to the latex in the sap, therefore keep away from children and animals. Avoid this plant if you have a latex allergy. Contains allergens that may result in asthma symptoms.

Air Purifying

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


Ficus cyathistipula is native to the tropical forest regions of Africa.

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