Ficus Triangularis
Plant Care,  Propagation

Ficus Triangularis

Welcome to our guide to the Ficus Triangularis all to you need to know about care and propagation

Ficus Triangularis Care Summary

Light needs:Bright indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Check soil twice a week in summer, once the rest of the year. Water when soil is almost dry,
Fertilizer:Use a balanced feed monthly in summer.
Soil:Add 20% perlite to normal potting soil.
Temperature:17-27°C (62-81°F).
Where to buy:Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Other names:Triangle Fig.
Common issues:Pests, over and under watering. 


The ficus triangularis a.k.a. the triangle fig is a small indoor tree known for it’s triangular shaped leaves.

See also: Ficus Shivereana Care, Fiddle Leaf Fig Care, Rubber Plant Care.

Light Needs

Give it bright indirect sunlight, avoid direct sun.

How Often To Water

Check the soil twice a week in the summer and once the rest of the year. Water it when the soil is almost dry, then water it thoroughly until water pours our the bottom . Then leave it for 5 minutes to drain, and to out any excess water after.


They’ll be ok without feeding, but you can use a balanced feed in the warmer months, make sure it is is really well diluted so that you don’t get burn.


Add 20% perlite to normal potting soil so you get a well draining mix.

When to Repot

Check it yearly to see if the rotos are crowded and pot it up a size if needed.


50% or more. They’ll be ok in most homes but will thrive if given the 60% or even 70%.


Aim for 17-27°C (62-81°F) in the day and a minimum of 5°C and 41°F at night.

How to Propagate Ficus Triangularis

The key to propagating ficus trinagularis is humidity. Take a stem cutting with a couple of leaves, then put the cuttings in a pot of soil. Then cover the cutting with a plastic bag which will keep it humid. Leave a holes in the bag so the air can change though or you can get mold and open it to change the air every couple of days. Keep it in medium indirect sunlight and it should root over the next few months. I can take a while to establish., you’ll know when it has as you’ll get new growth from the top of the plant.

How Big Do Ficus Triangularis Get?

the can grow to about a meter in height (just over 3 feet).

Why Is My Ficus Triangularis Dropping Leaves?

They drop leaves when they are unhappy, like if they don’t get enough water or light. Make you are meeting it’s care need and it should return to full health.

Is Ficus Triangularis An Indoor Plant?

They grow well indoors if given enough light.

Is Ficus Triangularis Toxic To Cats?

Yes they are mildly toxic to cats if eaten, seek vets advice if they do.

Ficus Deltoidea Vs Triangularis

They are relatively similar shaped plants, but the Deltoidea has darker leaves with bigger and more pronounced veins.

Other Names

Triangle Fig

Where To Buy

Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.

FAQs and Common Problems

They get common issues like pests, over and under watering. All of these can be keep at bay by checking your plant each week to see if it needs watering and inspecting the leaves for pests.

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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, Fiddle Leaf Fig Care, Rubber Plant Care.

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