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The One Plant to Have in Your House: Ficus Triangularis

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Ficus triangularis is a fickle plant. They require lots of attention and care, but with the right amount of love they can thrive for many years. This fickle plant is often mislabeled as ficus benjamina or ficus microcarpa, so you may not know that it needs more water than other plants in order to stay healthy. Ficus triangularis are susceptible to spider mites because they like high humidity environments- this means your fiddle leaf fig will need extra TLC!

In this article we’ll take a look at all the things you need to know about caring for ficus triangularis trees- from how often they should be watered, when its best time to fertilize them, and the pitfalls to avoid.

What is Ficus Triangularis Plant?

The ficus triangularis is a beautiful plant and sometimes called the fiddle leaf fig, Indian fern tree or Seemandi Tree because of its leaves which resemble fiddles or seemandis in Hindi. The ficus triangularis plant can grow to be up to six feet tall. The ficus triangularis plant is known for its large leaves which are typically green, but can be variegated with brown or cream colors in the center of each leaf.

There are over 900 different species of ficus trees. Ficus Triangularis is one of the more popular ficus trees, due to its appearance in Jurassic Park and a variety of other movies.

Origins of Ficus Triangularis Plant

The ficus triangularis plant is a slow grower with an upright form. It can be used in tight spaces and it does not have to be trimmed often. If kept properly, ficus triangularis will produce many aerial roots that help keep the soil moist.

This fern-like houseplant has leaves that are fiddlehead-shaped and often dark green in color. They are long, narrow, and leathery with a triangular shape. This fern is an evergreen tree from the fig family. It grows to be around 25 feet tall but it can also grow as small as six inches tall. When ficus triangularis is grown in its native habitat, it can grow as thick and wide as a fern tree or be more like an herbaceous fern.

This fern has oval-shaped fruit that resembles figs. The fruits contain many small seeds each with their own tiny wings on them for dispersal by the wind. The ficus triangularis plant is native to India, but it can be grown indoors anywhere in the world.

Ficus Triangularis Care Guide

The ficus triangularis plant is a small houseplant that can be difficult to care for. It has shiny, dark green leaves and white flowers.

This article will discuss how to properly care for your ficus triangularis!


A ficus triangularis needs a pot with at least one inch of soil. If you want to make your own potting mix, then get the following:

– One part peat or coconut coir

– Two parts sphagnum moss

– A handful of perlite and vermiculite

The ficus triangularis needs at least three times the time of its pot size to dry out. If you are using a ficus tree from a nursery, then it will most likely be well-established and not need as much watering.


Ficus triangularis plants need to be near a window, but not in the direct sunlight. Natural light is preferred over artificial light; ficus triangularis can also grow with some low-level of fluorescent lighting. Ficus Triangularis should always feel like they are being hugged by the sun for most of the day and as such must be within a foot of the window if possible.


The ficus triangularis should be watered every day. Watering should take place early in the morning or at night to avoid over-watering, which can cause root rot and leaf drop. When watering, water until it starts coming out of the bottom of the pot and let drain into a saucer.


The ficus triangularis plant can survive with a wide range of temperatures. It is forgiving and hardy, but also susceptible to cold drafts or extreme heat. The ficus triangularis thrives in the middle temperature zone which ranges from 65-85 degrees Fahrenheit. If you have an area where the ficus triangularis receives direct sunlight for most of the day but also has some shade, it is best to keep your ficus triangularis in this temperature zone as well.

The ficus triangularis plant will not be happy if you place it outside during the winter months and then bring it inside when summer comes around. The ficus triangularis prefers a gradual change in temperatures instead of a drastic one-time change.


Humidity is key to ficus triangularis plant’s life. If it gets too dry, the leaves will start curling up and eventually fall off. Too much humidity can cause root rot or fungi to grow on the roots. In general ficus triangularis likes a humid environment (60-80% relative humidity).

A good way to achieve this is by placing ficus in a humidifier or using a spray bottle. Another way that you can create humidity for ficus plants, if they are not located near the source of moisture (i.e., kitchen sink), is to place a container with water beneath them and mist once every few hours.


Ficus triangularis plants are fickle. They do not like to be over or underfed, preferring instead a happy medium for what they need in terms of food and water. In order to maintain the ficus’s healthy growth it is important that you fertilise your plant regularly with a good organic soil mix mixed into its soil.

If you’re in the US, this is most commonly found at your local nursery or gardening store under the name “Miracle-Gro.” For a ficus triangularis plant that has been transplanted into a pot and grown for one year (or more) it can be fertilised with Miracle-Gro three times per month. If you’re in the UK, a ficus triangularis plant can be fertilised with Miracle-Gro two times per month for a transplant that’s been grown for one year or more.


The ficus plant is not toxic to humans and the only reported cases of toxicity are in pets who have consumed leaves from ficus plants that contain an unknown toxin which causes vomiting, diarrhea or even death if untreated. The ficus fiddle-leaf fig is toxic to cats and dogs.


Pruning ficus triangularis is easy. The ficus will grow fast so you should give your plant a trim every week or two, even more often if it starts to look like it’s getting too top heavy for the pot. If your ficus is in an area where high winds are common, then prune ficus triangularis in the spring before new growth starts.

Ficus Triangularis Propagation and Growth

The ficus triangularis plant is a very interesting houseplant that can be propagated in many different ways. One way you could propagate your ficus triangularis from its own root cutting would be to cut off the top of the ficus triangle and place it into some moist soil or potting mix then just wait for it to take hold and grow.

Another way to propagate ficus triangularis is by taking a leaf cutting from the ficus and placing it into some moist soil or potting mix, then just wait for it to take hold and grow. The ficus will also root if you lay an older stem on top of moist soil in a container until roots form at the base of the ficus.

You can also easily propagate ficus triangularis by using air layering which is taking a ficus branch and inserting it into moist soil or potting mix then just wait for roots to form at the bottom of the ficus, then cut off any stem sections that are above ground level so they don’t compete with the ficus for moisture and nutrients.


The ficus plant needs to be repotted once every three years. This is because ficus plants like a lot of space and tend to grow quickly. To care for your ficus, don’t just put it in any old pot as this will cause the roots to rot over time.

There are two options for repotting ficus triangularis. You can either re-pot the ficus plant for every three years or use a pot that is one size bigger than what it currently has been living in, but only do this if your ficus is healthy and growing well.

The other option you have available to you when repotting ficus triangularis is to use ficus plant soil. This type of potting soil has been specifically designed for ficus plants and will help keep them healthy while they grow.

Plant Disease

Plant Disease is a common problem for triangle ficus plant. To prevent this, always water your ficus triangularis plant’s soil and leaves consistently to avoid dips in moisture which can cause the ficus triangularis plant to become stressed or infected by fungus that thrives on dry plants. If you notice any changes in color of foliage, wilting, or any other ficus triangularis plant symptoms it should be checked by a ficus triangularis professional to confirm that the ficus triangularis is not diseased.

Ficus Triangularis Variegated

Ficus triangularis vareigata is a shrub of the family Moraceae that belongs to the genus Ficus and subgenus Urostigma . It has been cultivated in Asia for centuries, where it was called Xiao Xiang Guo (小洋蔥). In modern times, variegated ficus triangularis is popular in landscaping, and grown as a houseplant.

The leaves are opposite, and have a glossy surface with three to five lobes per leaf. Foliage is initially light green in coloration but changes to a darker green as the plant matures. Their fruits ranges from red/pink to purple in color. You may find ficus triangularis variegata for sale here.

Common Issues with Ficus Triangularis Plant

If you notice that the leaves on your ficus are drooping, then it’s likely a sign of overwatering and too much shade. Remove any excess water from container planting areas to make sure they have enough drainage as well as providing more light for the plant by placing it in a more sunny area.

Root rot is also common for ficus triangularis, which can be caused by too much water in the container as well as overwatering. Remove any excess water from your ficus’s planting areas and provide it with some drainage to make sure that root rot doesn’t become an issue.

Tips for Keeping Ficus Triangularis Happy

Ficus Triangularis plants are considered fickle and sensitive to changes, so here are some tips on how to keep them happy:

  • Place a humidifier nearby or mist the leaves with water frequently.
  • Keep them away from drafts as they can dry out easily.
  • Never place triangularis ficus in direct sunlight as it will burn the plant and leaves or cause black spots on the leaves.
  • Keep them away from chemicals like fertilizers, pesticides, or insecticides; they are also sensitive to salt buildup and can be killed by over watering too much.

Ficus Triangularis plants make for a great indoor plant because they’re easy to care for. Be sure to follow these tips and your ficus triangulars will be happy all the time!

Ficus Triangularis Plant Frequently Asked Questions

Is Ficus Triangularis an indoor plant?

Yes, ficus triangularis is an indoor plant. It needs to be in a bright and humid environment or it will dry out quickly.

How do you care for a ficus Triangularis plant?

Ficus triangularis is fickle and does not like being over-watered. It needs to be misted in the mornings if it’s outside or see leaves droop. You need to make sure ficus triangularis is in a bright and humid environment. Keep ficus triangularis plant away from any drafts or curtains that might dry it out quickly. Finally, fertilize ficus triangularis monthly with an organic liquid fertilizer such as fish emulsion, compost tea, or other natural product like seaweed extract.

Is Ficus Triangularis Variegata rare?

Ficus triangularis variegata is not a rare ficus plant. It comes in many different shapes, sizes and colors. In fact there are over 50 varieties of ficus plants! They all come with their own unique personality which make them so special to have around the house.

How do you take care of a Triangularis?

The ficus triangularis variegat care needs soil that is evenly moist, but never soggy. The ficus plant should be watered in the morning so it has time to dry out by evening and avoid root rot. Fertilize ficus plants with a liquid fertilizer twice each month during growth periods (spring through fall).

Why is my ficus Triangularis leaves falling?

Your ficus Triangularis is shedding leaves. This is natural and will happen periodically for a ficus Triangularis as it grows, but if your ficus triangularis has recently been moved to accommodate growth or changes in the environment then this can also cause leaf loss which would usually be temporary until it adjusts again.

Does ficus Triangularis bloom?

Yes, ficus Triangularis blooms. The ficus triangularis flowers are small and white with a sweet fragrance. Usually only one or two will appear at the same time but they can bloom sporadically throughout the year. You should be able to identify these flowers by their tiny size and feathery appearance on ficus tree leaves.


The ficus triangularis is the perfect plant to have inside your house. With its three different shapes of leaves and yellowish green look it will never disappoint you when looking around on those long days without sunlight. And if that was not enough there are so many ways to put this ficus triangularis to use, whether it be as a screen in your office for feng shui or next to the door so you can give it an extra daily drink of water!

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