Fig Moclame - Ficus microcarpa

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Ficus microcarpa Moclame has lovely, glossy oval leaves. It is easy to care for and is well known for filtering the air of pollutants, making it an ideal healthy plant for any home or office. The simple, natural beauty of the Ficus microcarpa Moclame adds an understated touch of the Indian subcontinent to your living space.  It has many common names including Pot Belly Fig, Laurel Fig, Laurel Rubber, Green Island Fig, Curtain Fig and Strangling Fig.

Most ficus trees enjoy bright indirect or filtered light with variegated varieties happily able to take medium light. Bright, direct light may result in scalding of the leaves and leaf loss. Ficus trees also cannot tolerate low temperatures or drafts.

They need to be kept in temperatures above 16C. (60F.)  and actually prefer temperatures above 21C. (70F.). Cold drafts from windows or doors will harm them, so make sure to place them somewhere where drafts will not be an issue.