Ficus Altissima 'Yellow Gem'


The Ficus Altissima 'Yellow Gem' is a colorful member of the Ficus family, with foliage made up of thick green rubbery leaves with blotches of large yellow variegation. It prefers bright indirect light and high humidity. 

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Ficus Altissima
  • Common Name: Yellow Gem
  • Family: Moraceae 
  • Native Range: South Eastern Asia 

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care Level: Moderate
  • Light: Prefers bright, indirect light 
  • Water: Keep soil moist during the spring and summer. This includes wiping the leaves with a damp cloth or even misting them.  Water less frequently in the winter. Avoid over-watering
  • Humidity: High
  • Temperature:  50-75F
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves
  • Feeding:  Fertilize only during spring and summer 
  • Propagation: Cuttings
  • Growth: Upright, Bushy
  • Common Pests:  Look out for mealy bugs, mites, scales and aphids
  • Toxicity: Toxic to humans and pets