Ficus altissima

(26 customer reviews)
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Ships May 24th - May 31st.

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    Ships in our standard grower pot which includes drainage holes at the bottom.
  • Selva
                                                                                                                                                                    

    16 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Includes plug and saucer.

    8 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Includes plug and saucer.

    12 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Includes plug and saucer.

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    6.5 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Includes plug and saucer.

  • Viento
                                                                                                                                                                    

    12 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Does not include a drainage hole.

    12 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Does not include a drainage hole.

  • Nube
                                                                                                                                                                    

    6.5 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Does not include a drainage hole.

$ 37.00
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Natural Root Stimulant

Natural probiotics, organics, and moisture control gel boost root growth. Invigorates existing plants, reduces transplant shock and accelerates establishment of new plants. This all natural product will not burn roots.

When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

Organic Indoor Soil Mix

Watch your indoor plants flourish with PlantVine’s Organic Indoor Soil. This is our best all-purpose mix for the demanding requirements of indoor potted plants. The perfect combination of quality ingredients provides the ideal amount of water retention, drainage and aeration for a wide variety of interior plants. This is an all natural product containing no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Organic Outdoor Potting Mix

PlantVine’s Organic Outdoor Potting Soil is time-tested and proven to help your outdoor potted plants thrive. This is our best all-purpose mix, and a smart choice for a wide variety of outdoor plants, flowers and vegetables. The all natural ingredients are specially blended to provide excellent long term drainage, high air porosity and good water holding capability. This mix contains no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Pot it for me

Have your plant delivered pre-potted when purchasing a medium-sized plant along with one of our premium planters.

  • For Medium Plants
  • Perfect for gift giving
  • Replaces our standard grower pot
  • Medium Plant and Premium Planter must be purchased at same time to qualify
  • Can not be used with large, XL or hanging pot specimens

Soluble Fertilizer

Great for indoor and outdoor potted plants, this fertilizer quickly dissolves in water, making fertilizing as quick and simple as possible. Just mix 1 teaspoon (scoop included) with 1 gallon of water, and water as normal. Makes 48 gallons.

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Scientific Name: Ficus altissima

Common Name: Council Tree, Council Fig, Lofty Ficus, Asian Ficus

Overview: Ficus Altissima, also known as the Council Tree or the Council Fig, is a striking tree native to Southeast Asia. It is a member of the Ficus family and is closely related to the popular Ficus elastica or rubber tree. The Ficus Altissima is a fast-growing plant that can reach a height of up to 100 feet in its natural habitat, although it is more commonly grown as a houseplant and kept to a smaller size. It has large, glossy leaves that are a deep shade of green with distinctive yellow veins. This tree is relatively easy to care for and prefers bright, indirect light and well-draining soil.

  • This item ships in a grower pot.

Description

The Finest Fig You will Ever Find

The Council Tree, also known as the Ficus Altissima, has a long history in Southeast Asia. It is believed to have originated in the region and has been an important part of local culture and folklore for centuries. In many traditional societies, the tree was considered sacred and was used in various ceremonies and rituals.

The name “Council Tree” comes from the fact that the tree was often used as a meeting place for local councils and other community gatherings. The tree’s large size and impressive stature made it an ideal gathering place, and it was often seen as a symbol of strength, wisdom, and community.

Today, the Council Tree is still a popular tree in Southeast Asia and can be found in many public spaces and gardens throughout the region. It is also a popular houseplant around the world and is prized for its striking appearance and easy care requirements.

Caring for your Ficus Altissima

Caring for a ficus altissima, also known as the council tree, involves providing it with the right growing conditions and maintaining a consistent care routine. Here are some care tips to help you keep your ficus altissima healthy:

Light

The ficus altissima prefers bright, indirect light. Direct sunlight can burn the leaves, so it is best to place the plant near a window with filtered light.

Watering

Water the plant when the top inch of soil is dry. Be sure not to overwater, as this can cause root rot.

Humidity

The ficus altissima prefers high humidity. You can increase humidity by misting the leaves regularly or placing a humidifier near the plant.

Soil

The plant prefers well-draining soil, so make sure the pot has drainage holes and use a soil mix that contains perlite or sand to improve drainage.

Fertilizer

Fertilize the plant every month during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer.

Pruning

Prune the plant as needed to maintain its shape and size. Be sure to use clean, sharp pruning shears to avoid damaging the plant.

Additional information

Zone

10a, 10b, 11a, 9b

Sun Exposure

Medium Shade, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Mature Height

20 ft

26 reviews for Ficus altissima

  1. Shanna Shearin (verified owner)

    Mine suffered a lot of leaf damage during transit. Otherwise it appears to be a healthy plant.

  2. casey s. (verified owner)

  3. Francesca (verified owner)

  4. Sarah Lichti (verified owner)

  5. Maia (verified owner)

    My Ficus altissima was packed very carefully and it is absolutely gorgeous. I will absolutely look here for plants in the future!

  6. Alyssa (verified owner)

    The plant came in great condition and was not shipped until it was warm enough. I’ve had horrible experiences with other plant websites so Im very happy I’m satisfied with plant vine !

  7. Lang Du (verified owner)

    Will order again

  8. Cathy Lance (verified owner)

    This tree is huge and healthy. There is no place like PlantVine. They are supreme growers.

  9. Thaiany Q. (verified owner)

  10. Eve K. (verified owner)

    It arrived in great condition. Doing very well.

  11. Cathy Lance (verified owner)

    Gorgeous and huge. Arrived beautifully.

  12. Melanie (verified owner)

  13. Jaclyn H. (verified owner)

    This is by far my favorite plant of the collection of I have going. It’s a beautiful addition and very big! Plantvine always seems to deliver quality products and in the off chance there was something wrong with you plant, they find a way to fix the issue!

  14. Joey N. (verified owner)

    I ordered a huge specimen from Darryl’s Discoveries! I love it so much. It came fast and it’s exactly as pictured! They even sent me a picture of my exact plant before it shipped out.

  15. Benjamin (verified owner)

    Beautiful, strong, and inspiring. We named her Ruth.

  16. Jessica (verified owner)

    I received a healthy and beautiful plant. Love it!

  17. Quinn (verified owner)

    Ordered in the height of COVID delays because I needed some plants in my life. They were responsive and informative about the timeline to ship. It took a little over 2 weeks to ship but the plants arrived super fast once mailed, packed with amazing care and are beautiful! Amazing prices, I’ve noticed that the Altissima is becoming quickly popular so finding an established plant for $20 will quickly become a pipe dream. Wonderful color, acclimated great! I’ve had the plants for about a week with no dropped leaves and no issues! I will absolutely be ordering again! I wish I could post a picture with the review!

  18. Anonymous (verified owner)

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  20. Jamie R. (verified owner)

    Beautiful! Great packaging and very healthy! I’m in love!

  21. Hal (verified owner)

    Arrived in almost flawless condition and was much larger than expected. ~18 inches tall with 9 large leaves and looks very healthy. A beautiful plant and a great deal for the price.

  22. Elizabette p. (verified owner)

    My plant arrived in PERFECT condition and so healthy! I couldn’t believe that it withstood almost 5 days in transit because of USPS delays. I will definitely be ordering again and referring this shop to friends!

  23. Alyssa C. (verified owner)

    Beyond gorgeous, I am so happy I bought this plant. Arrived in perfect condition.

  24. Brandon Briggs (verified owner)

  25. DARYL E (verified owner)

    Great looking! Just like the picture! So colorful and bright!

  26. Anonymous (verified owner)

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Why others chose the Ficus altissima

Saw this tree in a restaurant and could not resist. Sold out almost everywhere else.

Ficus tree plants are such beauties! How can one resist them! Especially when they come with such beautiful leaves like Ficus Altissima. I just hope mine comes with the leaves of the highest contrast

Such pretty coloring!

I've wanted an Asian council tree from the moment I first saw one. Buying this size will save me years of waiting for it to get this size!

Expanding my focus collection! Happy to add this one to the family

I love ficus elasticas. I have three, but not the altissima.

Have been wanting it for a while, and my wallet was comfortable with the price and shipping cost.

This is the best price I’ve seen for one this size! Can’t wait to watch it grow!

Happy to add this to my list of plants

One word-leaves. Those leaves are spectacular. The pictures are not doing it justice. In reality there is nothing even similar to those leaves!