Ficus maclellandii ‘Amstel King’
Ficus maclellandii ‘Amstel King’
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Ficus maclellandii ‘Amstel King’

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Ficus maclellandii is part of the Moraceae family and its native range is Assam to China (Yunnan) and Peninsula Malaysia (Kedah). ‘Amstel King’ is a cultivar originating in the Netherlands, it was discovered as a mutation in a controlled planting of Ficus maclellandii. Leaves are smooth and glabrous and lanceolate with acuminate leaf tip. This plants has an upright and multiple-branching growth habit and is considered a rapid grower. 

Genus name refers to the commercial edible fig (Ficus carica). Specific epithet is named after John McClelland, a British Doctor with an interest in botany, he completed surveys of forests in India and his reports led to the establishment of the Forest Department in India.

Pot: ø 24cm.

Height: Approximately 130cm from base of pot. 

Water: Allow the first 2-3 inches of the mix to dry out. Before watering, ensure the substrate isn’t compacted, if it is, aerate it with a few pokes of a skewer or blunt stick, pour water slowly over the top and allow the water to pass through the drainage holes.

Potting mix: A well draining mix composed of coco coir, perlite or vermiculite, orchid bark and worm castings.

Fertilising: Feed your plant every other watering during the growing season or when you observe active growth. You can dilute fertiliser to half the recommended amount but never add more.

Temperature: 20- 32°C.

Humidity: Ficus would prefer higher humidity (over 60%) but do well to adapt to average home humidity. You can increase humidity by placing the plant on a watered pebble tray or using a humidifier.

Ficus maclellandii is toxic, keep out of reach of pets and children.