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Alii Fig

Ficus maclellandii 'Alii'

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Alii Fig (Ficus maclellandii 'Alii') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Alii Fig foliage

Alii Fig foliage

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Alii Fig (Ficus maclellandii 'Alii') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Alii Fig foliage

Alii Fig foliage

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Height:  8 feet

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  partial shade 

Other Names:  Banana-leaf Fig, Narrow-leaf Fig, Alii Ficus


An ornamental accent plant producing long, narrow, glossy green leaves; in frost free areas this variety is a stunning patio or landscape accent, however it is a popular houseplant in colder climates

Features & Attributes

Alii Fig's attractive glossy narrow leaves emerge light green, turning forest green in color throughout the year on a plant with an upright spreading habit of growth.

This is a multi-stemmed evergreen houseplant with an upright spreading habit of growth. This plant can be pruned at any time to keep it looking its best.

Planting & Growing

When grown indoors, Alii Fig can be expected to grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 50 years. This houseplant should be situated in a location that that gets indirect sunlight at most, although it will usually require a more brightly-lit environment than what artificial indoor lighting alone can provide. It does best in average to evenly moist soil, but will not tolerate standing water. The surface of the soil shouldn't be allowed to dry out completely, and so you should expect to water this plant once and possibly even twice each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil type or pH; an average potting soil should work just fine.

There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.


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