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Ficus Altissima 'Lofty Fig' Seeds

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1 brown packet of 20 Ficus Altissima ‘Lofty Fig’ or 'Council Tree' Seeds (care guide)

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About the seeds:

difficulty

beginner | intermediate | advanced

germination time

15-90 days

depth

1/4” - 1/8"

spacing

2-3 seeds per nursery pot

recommended planter

2“-4" nursery pot to start(no terra cotta for germination)

time to maturity

 6 months - 1 year

seed prep

pre-soak | scarification | stratification | none

method

greenhouse | paper towel method

temperature

75F - 85F


About the Plants:

description

tall lush tree with glossy leaves

difficulty

beginner | intermediate | advanced

growth speed

slow | medium | fast

size of plant

6'(indoors)-40ft(outdoors) 

light

full sun | partial sun | shade | grow lights 

soil 

well-draining coconut coir/peat-based potting mix  

temperature 

warm | cool

pet-friendly

cats | dogs | no

pests

scale, mealy bugs, spider mites

fertilization

heavy | moderate | light

Instructions:

These seeds grow slowly, so we recommend using the following to sow the seeds: 

Ficus Altissima is the less finicky cousin of the fiddle leaf fig. Fertilize every couple of weeks during the growing season.

(Find more info on germinating seeds by going to our seed guide)

These seeds are for the 2024 growing season.

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Customer Reviews

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Alphonso
Seeds came in perfect conditions

Seeds came in perfect conditions

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Edna

Getting ready to plant my seeds

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Melissa Tuilaepa
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1 week for germination. Planted 11 out of 20 in tropical potting mix, with heat mat a few hrs a day & a light mist twice a day. Their sitting in my east facing window all morning then under grow lights the rest of the day 🥰. I got my philodendron hope 15/20 seeds to sprout & bird of paradise but the none of the draceana draco or umbrella plant seeds wouldn't take trying to germinate with different methods... it was a bummer & not being new to this I have to believe it was the seeds purchased on etsy from plantfix because the ones I purchased looked nothing like any in the videos or the net!
The reason for my 3 star review...

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FAQs

how difficult are these seeds to grow?

Houseplant seeds are generally trickier to grow than your more common garden seed varieties- they require a specific setup and more time to sprout. You can find the difficulty for each seed variety specified under the "about the seeds" tab on each product page.

We definitely recommend following the setups outlined in our seed guide here, and you can find further details in our blog!

how long does it take for the seeds to germinate?

Houseplant seeds take longer than most seeds to germinate, the average time for germination is 2-3 weeks. If you're curious about the sprouting time for a specific seed variety, you can find that information in the "about the seeds" tab on each product page.

how do I grow houseplant seeds?

All of our orders come with a basic starter guide for you to follow, but our seed guide here goes in much more detail and also offers alternative seed starter methods.

We also include additional planting tips specific to each seed variety under the "instructions" tab of each product page. If you need extra help, don't hesitate to reach out to us at hello@plantflix.com!

my seeds aren't germinating, what do I do?

Houseplant seeds are tricky, and sometimes certain more difficult varieties can take some practice to finally get them to sprout!

If you're having trouble with the seeds, you're not alone. Luckily there are ways to sometimes salvage seeds by adjusting the setup- this quiz can help diagnose any issues you may have with your setup and make suggestions for how to improve it.

You can also email us at hello@plantflix.com and we can help out! If the seeds still aren't germinating, we'll send out a replacement :)