Ficus altissima, also known as council tree or Asian council tree, is a beautiful lush houseplant closely related to the popular Fiddle Leaf Fig.
They are an absolutely stunning variety of Ficus featuring variegated leaves with lemon, lime, and dark green colors. These impressive markings are on broad, thick leaves, which are similar to those of a rubber tree (another plant in the ficus family).
Ficus trees can easily be grown as houseplants and are one of few trees that will be happy maturing in pots. They are excellent air purifiers, so keeping them inside has the added benefit of cleaning your air.
Provide bright, indirect light, to partial sun. Feed regularly during the growing season, and water consistently when the top couple of inches of the soil are dry. Dump any excess water after 10-15 minutes, to avoid root rot.
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**Ficus trees are one of the more finicky plants, when it comes to changes in environment, location, temperature, etc. They are known to be dramatic and lose up to half their leaves sometimes, simply from the shock of a change like moving from one place to another. Now, don't get me wrong- they usually bounce back just fine, but it is a rough and scary start for many people that aren't expecting it. Please keep this in mind when ordering this plant to be shipped.**