Ficus - Moclame

Regular price R 130.00
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Scientific name: Ficus Microcarpa
Common names: Ficus Moclame, Chinese Banyan, Malayan Banyan, Indian laurel, Curtain fig, or Gajumaru, Pot Belly Fig, Laurel Fig, Laurel Rubber and Strangling Fig.

  • Understated compact beauty
  • Glossy emerald green foliage
  • Excellent Air purifier
  • Easy Care Ficus variety
  • Can handle some sun
  • Perfect for home or office

Comes in a 15cm or 19cm Nursery Pot.

Ficus Moclame is a newbie to the houseplant world and has adjusted with relish to its new environment. These beauties are a more compact growing cousin of the Fiddle Leaf Fig and have a less temperamental attitude to life than the Ficus Benjamina, making them ideal easy-care plants and fantastic for beginner plant parents looking for a statement. 

They have adorable glossy emerald green oval foliage that creates a dense canopy, perfect for shaping if one desires a more lollipop look. Ficus Moclame is native to India adding to their tolerance of occasional drier conditions, though prefers to stay moist and loves bright indirect light for optimum growth although will tolerate a few hours of the soft morning or late afternoon sun.

These majestic indoor trees are moderately fast growers, but will not outgrow a home or office too quickly making them the optimal and distinguished long term houseplants. Pair this stunner with a contemporary planter for an elegant look or a bold planter to allow this beauty to be a real floor level show stopper.

Not only are these a gorgeous addition to any interior space but are also known to be efficient air purifiers, leaving you with fresh clean air to breath, what more could you ask for from such a stunner?

Please note: Ficus are known to be toxic.

Follow these instructions to keep your Ficus Moclame happy and healthy.

Light: Prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate 2 - 3 hours of soft direct morning or afternoon sun. Harsh, direct midday sunlight may scorch the leaves.
Water: Water when the soil starts to become slightly dry at the top. Keep the soil moist at all times, but do not overwater as this will cause leaf drop. Can tolerate bouts of dryness.
Humidity: No specific requirements, although some higher humidity will not disturb the plant.
Feed: Apply a weak dose of a well-balanced feed once or twice a month during the growing seasons of Spring through Summer.

We offer some of the most affordable shipping in South Africa! And use a network of vetted couriers to safely deliver your order. The costs and delivery times are as follows:

Collections: 6 Roodehek Street, Gardens, Cape Town
No Charge. We'll notify you once your order is ready, usually 1-2 days from order.

Cape Town (Local) Same Day - orders before 11am
R75 fee, order before 11am, delivery in afternoon *see qualifying suburbs below

Cape Town & Surrounds
R60 fee, delivery usually within 2-4 working days from order.

Major Centers (Jhb, Dbn etc.)
R95 fee, delivery usually within 4-7 working days from order.

Regional Areas (e.g. Hermanus)
R100 fee, delivery 2-5 days from order (CPT regional), 4-5 days (rest of SA).


SAME DAY DELIVERY: CAPE TOWN - LOCAL (orders before 11am)

> Orders before 11h00 are delivered same day
> Orders after 11h00 are delivered the next day

Available for Suburbs: Bakoven, Camps Bay, Clifton, Bantry Bay, Sea Point, Fresnaye, Green Point, Three Anchor Bay, Mouille Point, V+A, Foreshore, CBD, Bo Kaap, Tamboerskloof, Oranjezicht, Gardens, Vredehoek, Zonnebloem, Woodstock, Salt River, Pinelands, Paarden Eiland.


LARGE PLANTS (20cm nursery pot and above)
Our System calculates custom quotes based on the items in your basket.

Please process your order as per normal and select the "Custom" shipping option at checkout. Our Team will contact you with a competitive custom shipping quote via email.


Please email us at and we'll arrange a custom shipping solution to the nearest town.

Choose a Nursery Pot that fits the Decorative Planters, applicable for Ceramic, Cotton Cord, Terrazzo, Terracotta Planters: 

Nursery Pot (black plastic)

Decorative Planter (ceramic etc)

8 - 10cm

10 - 12cm 


13 - 14cm

14 - 15cm

16 - 17cm

18 - 20cm

18 - 21cm


26 - 30cm


32 - 35cm


36 - 40cm


42 - 45cm

Follow this Sizing Guide for Palm Leaf Baskets (Sinan, Fundo, ShiShi etc.) and Senegalese Baskets:

Nursery Pot (black plastic)

Basket Inner Diameter Size

14cm - 15cm


18 - 19cm












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