A picture of a Ficus Alii

Ficus Alii

Ficus maclellandii

Also known as

Alii Fig, Banana-Leaf Fig, Long Leaf Fig, Narrow Leaf Fig

Ficus maclellandii Alii by Luca Bove (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Tender

H1c

RHS hardiness

5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

4m

Max

2.5m

2m

Min

1.5m

10 years to reach maturity

Fruiting

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Generally not harvested but foliage can be taken for floral arrangements.

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Ficus Alii Overview

Ficus maclellandii is an evergreen shrub or tree species dependent on how large it grows, from the Moraceae family. Commonly known by the names Ficus Alii, Alii Fig and Long Leaf Fig, amongst others. The leaves are long and narrow with slim points, measuring between 8-13cm in length and coloured dark green, tending towards a broader shape with height up the plant. This species is tender and grown for the foliage over the flowers, which are non-showy. It is usually grown indoors in temperate climates but can be put outside in the warmer summer months. Originating from southern Asia, it prefers bright but indirect light. this plant is grown as a popular foliage houseplant due to its elegant palm-like appearance and tolerance of low light.

Common problems with Ficus Alii

How to propagate Ficus Alii

Seed

Cuttings

Semi hardwood cuttings

Special features of Ficus Alii

Attractive leaves