- Light: Bright, indirect light when indoors and shade if outdoors in the summer.
- Water: Allow the soil to dry within 2 inches of the surface before watering. Water less in the winter and during its leaf shedding period. Over-watering and underwatering can cause leaves to drop.
Frequently mistaken for its sister, the Ficus benjamina, the Moclame's thick rounded leaves make it uniquely identifiable. Its small branches are most conducive to pruning, and with patience its outward appearance can be highly controlled. Misting it regularly will help to minimize leaf drop and it's best to withhold fertilizer until it stops losing leaves.