Growing guide

How to grow ornamental figs

These popular houseplants come in a wide range of shapes, sizes and styles. Generally lush, leafy and bold, they include familiar favourites such as the rubber plant and weeping fig. Most are robust and easy to grow.

Quick facts

  • Showy, exotic-looking houseplants
  • Evergreen foliage, often lush and glossy
  • Most are easy to grow
  • Like bright but not direct light 
  • Most need humid air and regular watering
  • Some can reach several metres tall

All you need to know

Before you get started
Ongoing care
Pruning and training
While we think all this information will be helpful to you, we always recommend to read the instruction labels on your plants.

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