Ficus Triangularis Variegata
Plant Care,  Propagation

Ficus Triangularis Variegata

Welcome to our guide to the Ficus Triangularis Variegata, all you need to know to care and propagate this plant, including soil, water, light and humidity.

Ficus Triangularis Variegata Care Summary

Light needs:Bright indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Check soil weekly water if soil is 60 or 70% dry.
Fertilizer:A balanced feed every 4 weeks in the warmer months.
Soil:A mix of 80% soil to 20% perlite.
Temperature:17-27°C (62-81°F). 
Where to buy:Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Common issues:Too much sunlight can burn the leaves


The ficus traingularis variegata is know for it’s small triangular shaped leaves with cram colored borders.

See also: Ficus Shivereana Care, Ficus Religiosa, Ficus Elastica Ruby.

Ficus Triangularis Variegata Light Needs

Bright indirect sunlight is ideal. The variegated parts of the leaves can burn in direct sun though.

How Often To Water

You want to check the soil weekly or more and water it if the soil is 60 or 70% dry.


You can feed them in the spring and summer to encourage growth, use a balanced feed every 4 weeks in the warmer months.

Ficus Triangularis Variegata Soil

It needs a well draining medium, a mix of 80% soil to 20% perlite.

When to Repot

Check the plant yearly and pot it up if the roots are getting crowded, the best time of year to do this is in Spring.


50% is ideal, they can get leaf cripsing if the air is too dry.


Aim for 17-27°C (62-81°F) and 10°C (50°f) as a minimum temperature at night.

How to Propagate Ficus Triangularis Variegata

Take stem cuttings with a few leaves on them and root them in soil, keep it humid with a bag over it (but with a couple of air holes) and they should root over the next few months, and then produce new growth from the top of the plant.

Ficus Triangularis Variegata Dropping Leaves

They can drop leaves for a number of reasons: too much or too little water, as well as too little light. Make sure is it getting enough light, as the variegated leaves cannot convert energy as well as non-variegated plants. Also make sure you are watering it correctly.

Why Is My Ficus Triangularis Variegata Turning Yellow?

Yellowing leaves occur for the same reasons as leaf-drop: over and underwatering as well as insufficient light.

Where To Buy

Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.

FAQs and Common Problems

Too much sunlight can burn the leaves, so be careful. Also over and underwatering are common issues – make sure you are checking the soil before watering it.

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There you have it, here ends our guide to this beautiful plant. You might also like our other articles:

Ficus Shivereana Care, Ficus Religiosa, Ficus Elastica Ruby.

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