Variegated Ficus benjamina Plants for Sale Online
Variegated Ficus benjamina is a graceful, gentle tree with green and cream-colored leaves. They can be a tree, a bush with leaves from the top of the plant to the soil level, or a multistem tree with braided or unbraided trunks.
These trees would do best with exposure to a western or southern window to receive their desired bright, direct light. They also prefer to dry out some between watering. It's best to keep this Variegated Ficus benjamina together because any change in moisture, light, or location will cause the plant to drop some of its leaves to adjust. However, if this happens, do not worry; new leaves will quickly grow in to fill the tree.
|Mature Height:||6 to 10 Feet|
|Mature Width:||3 to 4 Feet|
|Sunlight:||Bright, direct to full sun (if outdoors)|
|Habit:||Sold as bush, could be trained as a tree|
|Flower Color:||Does not flower indoors|
|Foliage:||Green and white, glossy|
|Soil Condition:||Likes to dry out occasionally|
|Water Requirements:||Likes to dry out between watering|
|Uses:||Houseplant that cleans the air|
How to Care for Variegated Ficus benjamina Plants
Before you buy a Variegated Ficus Benjamina Plant, make sure to read about the recommended care instructions to keep this plant healthy and thriving.
What is the best light for Variegated Ficus benjamina Plants?
Variegated Ficus benjamina Plants require bright, direct light for several hours a day. A western or southern window provides enough light to keep these trees happy. Outdoors, the trees can handle full sun to part shade. Any change in light conditions will cause weeping figs to drop their leaves which are quickly replaced with new leaves.
How do I water Variegated Ficus benjamina Plants?
Variegated Ficus benjamina Plants likes to dry out occasionally between watering. It does not prefer to sit or stand in water or get too dry. Trees that are too dry will drop their leaves, and trees that are too wet will have leaves that turn yellow before dropping. Ideally, weeping figs like to stay moist but do not like to dry out completely.
How do I fertilize Variegated Ficus benjamina Plants?
Any all-purpose foliage fertilizer will work for the Variegated Ficus benjamina Plants. Jack's Classic Indoor plant food works well as a powder, quick-release fertilizer. When it is mixed with water, it quickly provides nutrients to a plant that has been in a container for an extended time. Osmocote Indoor/Outdoor is an option as a granular, slow-release fertilizer that can be applied while potting and planting. Any fertilizer offers nutrients that help plants transition to a new environment. Keep in mind that weeping figs like to be fed regularly to encourage new growth and branching.
What is the best soil for Variegated Ficus benjamina Plants?
Variegated Ficus benjamina Plants need very well-draining soil and prefer to have moist conditions. Any regular potting mix works well for plants potted in containers. You can even add sand to the potting mix to prevent the tree from staying too wet. Try to avoid an area with clay soil if planting outdoors to encourage better drainage.