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Ficus benjamina

Ficus benjamina, commonly known as weeping fig tree or benjamin fig, is a tropical tree that makes a beautiful indoor houseplant. It is a low-light, clean air plant that is low maintenance and easy for beginners due to its resistance to insects and diseases.

Growzone: 9-11

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Low light, elegant house plant which is typically grown as an indoor tree with shiny green leaves. Weeping Figs are well known to clean the indoor air of formaldehyde. These are grown as a single stem tree, not braided.

Ficus Benjamina is one of the most common indoor plants. The vibrant green leaves arise from a beautiful light gray trunk. These plants need bright, direct light and they prefer to dry out some between watering. It’s best to keep Ficus Benjamina in the same location because any change in moisture, light, or location will cause the plant to drop some of its leaves to adjust.

While most common as a houseplant, the weeping fig can be grown outdoors in hardiness zones 9 through 11 and can reach 15 feet tall and tolerates multiple growing conditions. In zones 4 through 11, the Ficus Benjamina can be used as a patio plant for late spring and summer, but we recommend that you bring it in for the winter once temperatures reach below 50 degrees Fahrenheit.


Growing Zone: 9-11
Mature Height: 10 to 15 Feet
Mature Width: 3 to 4 Feet
Classification: Green foliage
Sunlight: Bright, direct to full sun (if outdoors)
Habit: Tree form, clear trunk
Flower Color: Does not flower indoors
Foliage: Green, glossy
Soil Condition: Likes to dry out occasionally
Water Requirements: Likes to dry out between watering
Uses: Houseplant that cleans the air
This Plants Growzone: 9-11 Ficus benjamina Trees Hardiness Zone

How to Care for Ficus benjamina Trees

Before you buy a Ficus Benjamina Tree, make sure to read about the recommended care instructions to keep this plant healthy and flourishing.

What type of light is best for a Ficus Benjamina Tree?|What is the best soil to use for Ficus benjamina?

What type of light is best for a Ficus Benjamina Tree?|What is the best soil to use for Ficus benjamina?

When planted outdoors, or used as a patio plant, we suggest that you put your tree in a bright spot that receives morning light and afternoon shade. If your Ficus plants were to receive full sun, its leaves would surely burn and fall off the tree. When indoors, this small tree likes indirect bright light.|Ficus benjaminas need very well-draining soil and prefer to have moist conditions. A regular potting mix works well for plants potted in containers, some sand can be added to the potting mix to prevent the tree from staying too wet. Try to avoid an area with clay soil.

How often should I water my weeping fig tree?

How often should I water my weeping fig tree?

The Ficus Benjamina prefers to dry out some between watering, but do not let the soil completely dry out. This means that you should water it every 5 to 7 days, or when the top inch of soil is dry. It is important to note that when placed outside as a patio plant, this tree may need more frequent watering. Yellow leaves can indicate both too much, or too little watering. Some guess-and-testing may be necessary to find an optimal balance.

How should I be fertilizing my Ficus benjamina?

How should I be fertilizing my Ficus benjamina?

Using an all-purpose fertilizer, apply food once a month only while the tree is showing signs of new growth; do not fertilize when it is dormant. The growing season for this tree is usually during the spring and summer. It is important to follow the package guidelines to see how much fertilizer to use. Over-fertilizing is much more detrimental than under-fertilizing.

How do I fertilize the Weeping Fig Ficus Benjamina?

How do I fertilize the Weeping Fig Ficus Benjamina?

Using an all-purpose fertilizer, apply food once a month only while the tree is showing signs of new growth; do not fertilize when it is dormant. The growing season for this tree is usually during the spring and summer. It is important to follow the package guidelines to see how much fertilizer to use. Over-fertilizing is much more detrimental than under-fertilizing.


Frequently Asked questions

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