CARE INSTRUCTIONS General Notes: Some leaves will drop over the next two weeks, it’s normal. Try to find the brightest spot possible, and leave the plant there. Ficus do not like being moved/bothered. Remember, it’s a tree - it never expected to be picked up.
After you receive it, I suggest bottom watering the bottom 1/4 of the pot (2-4”). At day 4-5, it should still be *slightly wet*. If the top is wet, you overwatered - let it dry for another day or two. Repeat the bottom watering again, then let it mostly dry. At this point, you can fully water from the top, or do a mix of top/bottom watering.
LIGHT Bright light - southern/western exposure is best. If you don’t have even light, it’s okay to rotate the plant every week or so. Again, try to avoid moving it to a new spot.
WATER Water every 7-10 days. Ideally, bottom of soil should 10-15% moist at all points, but it can dry for a day or two.
I suggest getting a plastic tray and mostly bottom watering, with a lite top watering.
HUMIDITY Prefers medium/high humidity. If you don’t have a a humidifier, I’d suggest getting one - cheap ones work just fine. Try to keep away from heat vents / cold windows.
REPOTTING I would suggest repotting the plant within a few weeks of receiving it. The plants come in overgrown and root bound. If you leave it root bound, the roots will have issues absorbing water and nutrients. It won’t kill your plant immediately, but it will cause some issues over the next few months.
After you repot, wait a few days, then repeat the watering procedure from when you first received it.
General suggestion is a pot 2” larger than the current one.