Ficus Altissima is a semi-evergreen, drought, deciduous, flowering, large perennial tree with a rounded, spreading, canopy individual specimens vary considerably in vigour and growth habit. A plant with epiphytic capacity. Grows to 16m tall with a 20m spread and a 90cm diameter trunk.
Noted as reaching 30m tall with an equal spread and a trunk diameter of up to 5m composed of both trunk and aerial roots. Medium growth rate. Leaves are large, thick, leathery, similar to ficus benghalensis. It can be distinguished from the latter by its obtuse leaf bases and apiculate tips and its prominent white veins. Fruits are figs, orange when ripe.