The Weeping Fig, also commonly called known as Ficus benjamina, is an evergreen tree with arching branches that arise from its light grey trunk, and hold its attractive, dense, dark green and glossy leaves. Ficus benjamina are also superstars at cleaning nasty pollutants from the air and will look great anywhere around your home. We've also got a braided version here.
Height is measured from the bottom of the plastic nursery pot (please allow a +/-10% variance). Diameter is the nursery pot diameter, so to get a pot that fits, the pot diameter should be bigger.
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Keep me in a spot with half sun to full sun, water me when the top few cm's of my soil has dried out and try not to move me around too much.
I like half-sun or full-sun but acclimatise me to sudden changes in light or the sun may burn my leaves.
Water me when the top 2-3cm of my soil has dried out.
Mist me regularly to keep my foliage fresh.
Weeping fig or Ficus benjamina is a tropical tree native to Asia and Austraila. They have become a very popular houseplant due to their rare ability to cope well with lower light levels indoors, as well as for their attractive bushy appearance, and multiple growth forms from trees, to bushes and even bonsai.
In the wild weeping figs typically grow up to 30 metres tall, and they are frequently planted in parks and along roads in tropical regions. Ficus benjamina start life as strangler figs as seeds are spread by animals high up into the canopy of other trees. As the seed sprouts, roots from the Ficus benjamina grow down the trunk of the host tree, eventually strangling it.
Weeping figs like good bright, indirect sunlight and for their soil to be kept moist but not water logged. They hate being the cold, being moved frequently or being affected by draughts, so try to keep their climate as stable as possible.
The Weeping Fig is seen as a tree of peace; with the seeds in the fruit representing unity; apparently Buddha even gained enlightenment under a weeping fig!
If ingested this plant can be toxic or poisonous so keep away from dogs, cats or other pets and small children.
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