Italian Honey Fig


Italian Honey Figs, aka White Honey Fig, White Marseille, or Ficus carica 'Lattarula', produce golden, fleshy, sweet-tasting edible fruits. The graceful, spreading shape of their dense canopy of leaves make them beautiful specimens for any sunny home. Ideal for containers, as they are slightly dwarfing, they are great for growing on patios or balconies.

They love as much sun as possible during the growing season. The best spot for them is where they can see the sun during the majority of the day.
They will do best in bright light. A nice bright place inside your home would be on the window sill or a stool that is right next to a window, either with or without blinds, depending on if the plant can handle the sun. Remember that plants will grow based on how much light they receive.
Allow the top quarter of the soil to dry before watering again. This usually takes about 3 - 4 days in an average home environment. It will vary depending on the time of year, your environment, whether the plant is outdoors or not, and lighting conditions. Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light. If you let the tree dry out too much, the stress may cause it to lose its leaves or lessen fruit production. When fruit begins to form, be sure to provide the tree with adequate water to promote juicy, plump fruit. Never let a plant sit in standing water.
They will do well in average humidity environments but will appreciate a little bit of humidity if provided, give them a mist daily or get a humidifier.
Use a foliar spray (fertilizer for the foliage) or diluted liquid seaweed mix each month for healthy growth and lots of fruit. They need to go through a dormant period each fall/winter, where they lose their leaves, and then they will go through two crops each spring/summer. Once the plant has lost its leaves in the fall, remove any fruits left on the plant that are bigger than a pea, but leave the rest on the plant, these will grow the following spring and be the first crop. During the winter, place the dormant plants in an unheated garage, or basement, where you can protect them from cold temperatures. Stop fertilizing at this time, but you should continue watering them, allowing the soil surface to dry between watering.
The plant comes with a default nursery pot. The nursery pot is usually 0.5" - 1" smaller than stated to fit into the same size decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are sold separately.
As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.
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