Ficus Benjamina or Weeping Fig Plant is probably the best choice if you want a miniature tree in a pot. The plant looks exactly like a tree, regardless of its size, with a single trunk and a thick canopy on top. The leaves are mostly deep green in colour and do come in variegated versions as well. Ficus, in itself, is a bit finicky, but with proper care and maintenance, they grow up to be beautiful plants. The plants are toxic to pets, so if you have a furkid at home, then it is best to keep the plant in a space where the pet cannot reach it.
About Weeping Fig Plant, Ficus Benjamina Plant
- It is an evergreen tree or shrub.
- The leaves are dark green in colour and sometimes can be found in variegated versions as well.
- The plant enjoys indirect light to partial shade and grows well in a warm climate.
- The plant loves humidity
- The plant is on a moderate level on maintenance
- The minimum temperature: 15 degrees Celsius
- All plant parts are toxic - so keep it out of children's & pets' reach.
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- Healthy & robust Weeping Fig plant of up to 3ft in height. Mentioned height is including the pot height.
- 10 Inches of Black/Brown Pot or 9 Inch Pearl White pot (as shown in image).
- PlantCare planner prepared by Botanist (will be shared over WhatsApp on the day of delivery).
- The mentioned specifications are indicative only. Actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Care Tips For Weeping Fig
- Bright to sunny location with gentle sunshine in the morning hours. The plant mostly enjoys and grows well in indirect light space.
- Shade from strong midday sun should be prevented.
- All year warm temperatures over 15 degrees Celsius and about 50% to 60% humidity.
- Do not water unless the soil has dried up to 2 cm from the top.
- Avoid overwatering the plant as it can lead to root rot.
- Use lime deficient water.
- The plant loves high humidity, so proper misting is recommended.
- Fertilize your Ficus tree every three weeks with a liquid fertilizer for green plants. To avoid over-fertilization, reduce by half the dosage indicated by the manufacturer. From October to February the fertilizer dosage is reduced by 6 weeks.
- It is important to remember that you should never give fertilizer to dried soil. The salts contained therein can cause root burns, whereupon the suffering plant loses its leaves. Water before and after with clear, room temperature water.
Other Precautions that you should take
- Plants are toxic, so should be kept away from children and pets.
- The plant needs some time to adjust from direct sunlight to shade, so the transition shouldn’t be done in a quick manner.