Botanical name: Ficus Altissima Golden Gem
Common name: Ficus Yellow Gem Elastica, Golden Rubber Plant
It’s a plant that looks more difficult than it is. Low maintenance with high rewards. (Novice)
Foliage: Cheerfully bright yellow-green leaves with pastel yellow veins that shout “good morning sunshine” in a Robin Williams voice.
Size: These can start off small (6-8 inches) but as they mature they can reach a height of 3 to 4 feet in ideal conditions.
Light: Indirect, dapple light suits these gems. Brighter light in the summer, and moderate in the winter months. Keep out of direct light, especially during the summer months.
Water: This Ficus won’t be upset with an occasional misting as it enjoys a humid climate. Top half of the soil should dry out in between waterings. Make sure you give it adequate water during waterings (you should see water flow through the drainage holes).
Soil: A lightweight loamy soil which will provide good drainage.
Humans: Can cause irritation, itching, and rash.
Ficus Yellow Gem (Altissima) 6"
This Ficus Yellow Gem (Altissima) comes in a 6" plastic growers pot.
*All plants vary, and may not be exactly as pictured.