Common Names: Common Fig, Edible Fig
Origin: Tropical Asia & Mediterranean
Growth: Upwards, branching
Light: Full sun
Foot Candles: 250+
Water: Keep evenly moist
Humidity: 30% - 60%
Temperature: 18°C - 35°C
Soil: Well draining potting mix
Container: Self-watering planter
Nutrients: 10-20-10 Monthly
Propagation: Seed or cutting
Interiorscape Use: Atriums
Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips.
Common Issues: Root rot when sitting in water. Leaf drop with insufficient light or watering. Will develop aerial roots with higher humidity. Fruit drop can be messy.
Comments: Figs fruits are a great source of iron, calcium, phosphorus, and fibre (when dry). They are sometimes added in a seasonal salad with apples and almonds. Fig fruits have been used all over the world to treat various health disorders such as gastric problems, inflammation, and cancer.
Toxicity: Can cause itching of eyes, coughing and wheezing following frequent contact; skin irritation with itching, redness, as well as gastrointestinal irritation. Pets are more vulnerable. Sap contains the most toxins. Fruit is non-toxic.