Originating from South-East Asia, this ficus tree can grow up to 30m tall in the wild. Don’t worry, this houseplant version is a lot more compact but will still turn a few heads with its impressive stature.
‘Amstel King’ is quite robust as far as ficuses go, but you might still spot it dropping a few leaves. If this becomes a regular occurrence, your ficus might need a bit more light or you might be overwatering it. Water your ficus when the top two inches of soil feel dry and pop it in a spot that gets plenty of indirect sunlight, like away from a window in a sunny room. Keep your ficus ‘Amstel King’ in shape by snipping off any long or unruly branches, it won’t find.
With its slender leaves and structural trunk, if you’re after a show-stopping tree, look no further than a ficus ‘Amstel King’. While this ficus is a great addition to most homes, remember that its leaves contain latex, so be careful with pets, children and those with latex allergies.
Did you know?
If you’re lucky enough, your ‘Amstel King’ might produce flowers in spring. They’re small, green and shy, but if they’re pollinated they’ll turn into small red fruits in autumn. We wouldn’t recommend eating them though, they’re toxic...