How to Care for a Ficus Danielle

How to Care for a Ficus Danielle

Use these instructions to care for a Ficus Danielle. This guide will tell you how to water your Ficus Tree; its light, temperature, and humidity preferences; and any additional care your plant might need to help it grow.

Place your Ficus Danielle in bright indirect or filtered light. Avoid bright direct light as it will burn the leaves and cause them to drop.

Water thoroughly once a week with room-temperature water. Water the plant until water flows into the saucer, then pour out any excess.

Your Ficus tree will do well in average humidity environments, but will appreciate regular misting.

Your Ficus Danielle will thrive in average temperatures of 60-75 degrees.

Fertilize your Ficus tree every four weeks in late spring and summer with a general-purpose fertilizer diluted to half strength. You will see new leaves appear and branches grow during this time. No fertilizer is necessary during the winter when plant growth naturally slows.

Ficus are sensitive to changes in their environment. They react to these changes by dropping leaves. If you have just moved your Ficus to a new location, expect the leaves to drop. The leaves will grow back when the plant adjusts to its new location. If it has not been moved, it could be the result of a change in lighting conditions as the seasons change. Or, it may be reacting to an increase or decrease in its watering frequency.

Ficus Danielle leaves are mildly toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation with possible vomiting.