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Ficus Altissima 'Yellow Gem'

Ficus Altissima 'Yellow Gem'

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Description: Ficus Altissima 'Yellow Gem' is a stunning and eye-catching variety of ficus prized for its vibrant yellow and green variegated leaves. Belonging to the Moraceae family, this evergreen tree is native to Southeast Asia and thrives in warm, humid climates. The 'Yellow Gem' variety is named for its striking foliage, which adds a pop of color and visual interest to indoor and outdoor spaces alike. With its low-maintenance nature and tolerance of indoor conditions, Ficus Altissima 'Yellow Gem' is an excellent choice for adding a touch of tropical elegance to any home or garden.

🌿 Botanical Name: Ficus Altissima 'Yellow Gem'

💧 Care Level: Easy. Ficus Altissima 'Yellow Gem' is relatively low-maintenance and adapts well to indoor growing conditions.

📏 Size: Ficus Altissima 'Yellow Gem' can reach a height and spread of 6 to 10 feet (1.8 to 3 meters) when grown indoors, and larger when grown outdoors in suitable climates.

☀️ Light: Place Ficus Altissima 'Yellow Gem' in bright, indirect light. It thrives in bright, filtered sunlight and prefers protection from direct sunlight, especially during the hottest part of the day. If grown indoors, place it near a south- or west-facing window where it can receive ample sunlight without being exposed to direct rays.

💧 Water: Water Ficus Altissima 'Yellow Gem' regularly to keep the soil evenly moist but not waterlogged. Allow the top inch (2.5 cm) of soil to dry out slightly between waterings. Adjust watering frequency based on environmental conditions and the plant's needs, being careful not to overwater.

💦 Humidity: Ficus Altissima 'Yellow Gem' prefers moderate to high humidity levels. Increase humidity by misting the foliage regularly or placing a humidifier nearby, especially in dry indoor environments.

🌡️ Temperature: Ficus Altissima 'Yellow Gem' prefers temperatures between 65°F to 75°F (18°C to 24°C). Protect it from drafts and sudden temperature fluctuations, as extreme conditions can stress the plant.

🌱 Soil: Plant Ficus Altissima 'Yellow Gem' in well-draining, nutrient-rich soil. A mixture of peat moss, perlite, and coarse sand or bark works well. Ensure the soil is loose and aerated to promote healthy root growth.

🌱 Fertilizing: Feed Ficus Altissima 'Yellow Gem' with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength once a month during the growing season (spring and summer). Avoid fertilizing in the winter months, as the plant's growth slows down during this time.

🔄 Pruning: Prune Ficus Altissima 'Yellow Gem' as needed to maintain its shape and remove any dead, damaged, or overgrown branches. Use sharp, clean pruning shears to make precise cuts, and avoid cutting into healthy green tissue.

🍃 Pests and Diseases: Monitor Ficus Altissima 'Yellow Gem' for common pests such as aphids, mealybugs, and spider mites. Treat any infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil. Watch for signs of root rot caused by overwatering, and adjust watering practices accordingly.

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