Are Fig Plants Indoor or Outdoor?

Figs, or Ficus carica, are a popular fruit-bearing plant that is grown in many parts of the world. The fig tree is a hardy plant that can withstand various temperatures and conditions, making it suitable for both indoor and outdoor cultivation.

Indoors, fig plants need plenty of sunlight to remain healthy and produce fruits. They should be placed in a sunny spot near a window or patio door where they will receive at least four hours of direct sunlight per day.

Ideally, the temperature should be kept between 65-75˚F. Watering the plant should be done regularly, but not too often as to not over saturate the soil. If grown indoors, it is important to give the plant regular fertilizer to ensure healthy growth and fruit production.

Outdoors, fig trees benefit from being placed in an area that receives full sun for most of the day or partial shade during hot summer months. They also prefer well-draining soil with plenty of organic matter incorporated into it.

They can tolerate some drought conditions but will still require regular watering during dry spells or extended periods of hot weather. Outdoor figs also benefit from regular fertilization as well as pruning throughout their growing season to keep them healthy and producing large amounts of fruit.

No matter whether you are growing your fig tree indoors or outdoors, they make an attractive addition to any landscape and can provide delicious fruits for many years when cared for properly. With proper care and attention, these plants can be a great addition to any home garden or patio setting.


Fig plants are suitable for both indoor and outdoor cultivation depending on their environment needs such as temperature, sunlight exposure, water requirements and fertilization schedule. With proper care and attention, these plants can thrive in either setting providing delicious fruits for many years.

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Samantha Mckinney