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Braided Stem Ficus Alii Trees

Ficus maclellandii

Ficus Alii is an elegant house plant grown as a tree with long graceful shiny green leaves. Ficus trees are known to clean the indoor air of formaldehyde. It’s sure to add a tropical feel to any indoor space. Very tolerant of dry soil and low light. It’s also called Long-leaved Ficus.

Growzone: 9-11

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Commonly known as Ficus Alii, this elegant house plant is grown as a tree with long solid green foliage. Braided Ficus Alii Trees cleans air of formaldehyde when placed indoors, and adds a tropical touch. Ficus Alii trees tolerate a range of conditions: bright light to full sun and very dry to wet soil - great for plant newbies. Its braided trunk is sure to be a conversational piece in any home.

Ficus Alii tend to lose their leaves if light, watering, or their location changes. No need to panic - this is a perfectly normal process as the tree adjusts to its new situation and new leaves will quickly form. For optimal growth, place your Ficus Alii facing a western or southern window in your home.

Native to Asia, this tree grows slightly slower than the Ficus benjamina, but is more tolerant and forgiving that other Ficus tree.  In fact, the name 'Alii' is Hawaiian for King. Give your indoor space the royal treatment with this beautiful ornamental houseplant tree.


Growing Zone: 9-11
Mature Height: 6 to 8 Feet
Mature Width: 3 to 4 Feet
Classification: Green foliage
Sunlight: Bright, direct sun to full sun (if outdoors)
Habit: Tree form, clear braided trunk
Flower Color: Does not flower indoors
Foliage: Green, glossy
Soil Condition: Any well-drained soil
Water Require: Likes to dry out between watering
Uses: Indoor tree that cleans the air
This Plants Growzone: 9-11 Braided Stem Ficus Alii Trees Hardiness Zone

How to Care for Braided Stem Ficus Alii Trees

Before you buy a Braided Ficus Alii Tree, make sure to read about the care instructions that are required and recommended to keep this plant healthy and thriving.

What are the light requirements of Braided Ficus Alii Trees?

What are the light requirements of Braided Ficus Alii Trees?

Braided Ficus Alii Trees trees require bright, direct light for several hours in a day. A western or southern window will provide enough light to keep these trees happy. Outdoors, the trees can handle full sun to part shade. Any change in light conditions will cause weeping figs to drop their leaves and regrow new leaves.

What type of fertilizer should I use for my Braided Ficus Alii Trees?

What type of fertilizer should I use for my Braided Ficus Alii Trees?

Any all purpose, foliage fertilizer will work for Braided Ficus Alii Trees. Indoor houseplant fertilizers fall into two groups: water soluble, liquid quick release, and granular, slow release fertilizers. Jack's Classic Indoor plant food works well as a powder, quick release fertilizer that is mixed with water to quickly provide nutrients to a plant that has been in a container for an extended time. Osmocote Indoor/Outdoor is an option as a granular, slow release fertilizer that can be applied while potting and planting. Any type of fertilizer offers nutrients that help plants with the transition to a new environment. All of these fertilizers may be used when planting Ficus Alii Braid indoors or outdoors. Keep in mind that weeping figs like to be fertilized regularly to encourage new growth and branching.

When should I water my Braided Ficus Alii Trees?

When should I water my Braided Ficus Alii Trees?

Braided Ficus Alii Trees like to dry out occasionally between waterings. It does not like to stay or sit in water or get too dry. Trees that are too dry will drop their leaves, and trees that are too wet will have leaves that turn yellow before dropping. Ideally, weeping figs like to stay moist, but do not like to dry out completely.

What is the best soil for a Braided Ficus Alii Tree?

What is the best soil for a Braided Ficus Alii Tree?

Braided Ficus Alii Trees need a very well draining soil, and prefer to have moist conditions. Regular potting mix works well for plants potted in containers and some sand can be added to the potting mix to prevent the tree from staying too wet. Try to avoid an area with clay soil if you're planting outdoors to encourage better drainage.


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