Ficus 'Amstel King'

Latin name

Ficus binnendijkii ‘Amstel King’

Pronounciation

(FYE-kuss bin-en-DYE-kee-eye)

Common name

Long-leaved fig

Origin

Java, Malaysia, Sumatra, Thailand

How easy is it care for?

A tree of dense growth and pendant habit which may grow to several metres in height. The shiny, deep green leaves are up to 25 centimetres long and tapering to a slender point. Leaf width depends on variety and ranges from two to three centimetres (“Alii”) to five to six centimetres (“Amstel King”). In common with most fig species, the leaves and bark exude a milky-white liquid when damaged. This may cause minor skin irritation in some individuals

Caring for your plant

Light

Does best in high light, but can tolerate slightly lower light than Ficus benjamina or Ficus microcarpa. However, the plant maintains a dense canopy in good light. Direct sunlight may cause leaf scorch.

Watering

The growing medium should be kept moist under good growing conditions, but allowed to dry out slightly during the winter months.

Pruning

Pruning large landscapes trees is a job for a specialist and should not be attempted by the home gardener

Feeding

Fertilizer should be added during periods of active growth, especially the spring and summer. A weak foliar feed is also beneficial in early spring

Pest & Diseases

Prone to attack by mealybug, scale insects and the Two spotted (red) spider mite (Tetranychus urticae).

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