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The Ficus Alii was first grown commercially in Hawaii where it got the Hawaiian name Alii which means “king.” Although a Ficus Alii is closely related to the Ficus Benjamina, the Alii variety is much more tolerant and forgiving; it rarely sheds leaves, tolerates lower light, and allows you to move it around without going into shock. A Ficus Alii does grow about 25% slower than a Ficus Benjamina.


Alii Ficus - Standard

  • -Brightness: Medium to Bright. Bright is preferred.

    -Sun Exposure: Indirect light. No direct sun exposure.

    -Water: Water when the top 2" of soil is dry. New growth turns black and green leaves fall off from overwatering. Leaves become brown and crunchy, drop off, and may turn yellow when the plant needs water.

    -Humidity: Normal.

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