Ficus 'Yellow Gem'

Ficus 'Yellow Gem'

Lemon and lime.

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Green and yellow foliage variegation, this beauty creates a nice contrast in an all green collection. The colouring gets better and better as the plant matures.
A sensational and simple choice for the home or office. They don’t mind a bit of neglect and will create a nice feeling of calm while filtering your air.
Keep it clear of winter draughts and grow in a sunny spot, you will be rewarded with years of beauty.
SIZE (HxW): 80-200cm x 40-100cm. Limited with climate and pot size.
I SEE THE LIGHT: Bright, indirect light is ideal and will give you the best foliage colour. You should be able to read during the day in their position in the room without turning on a light. They can grow in artificial light and will need 8-10 hours of this a day – good news for the office.
I NEED A DRINK: Water fairly freely spring/summer and less in winter – every other week, they don’t want to completely dry out. The pot should be just moist, they will forgive you if you miss a watering or two, but will resent you if you leave them to sit in a puddle.
They appreciate some humidity – especially in homes with ducted heating/air conditioning. It isn’t as vital as for many house plants, so you might get away without it. But, you can provide some humidity for your beloved plant, by placing them over a dish with rocks and water, this will naturally fancy and grow a few of these tropical treats, purchasing a humidifier is a good investment – they are also good for you. Or you could grow it in a bathroom which naturally gets a good dose of steam. Or grow with other plants where the humidity will naturally form around the plants.
I WILL SURVIVE: A diluted liquid fertiliser in spring/autumn will keep them happy and healthy. But wait until next year, we have already done it for you. Ficus love to be crowded in, so there is no need to repot for a few years. Repot in spring, once they have reached their limit. Prune in spring as required.
Leafdrop occurs when your plant is unhappy, possible reasons for this is you’ve moved it to a new spot and it isn’t happy, there is a draught, too much or too little water or not enough humidity. It should be fairly easy to work out the reason and remedy it. Any questions shoot them through ?

Supplied as: Pots
Size: 7.5 cm



Botantical name

Ficus altissima








Cool to Tropical


Australia wide

Frost hardiness

Frost Tender


Filtered Light

Supplied as



7.5 cm

Water needs