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Ficus benjamina Trees
Ficus benjamina, commonly known as weeping fig, benjamin fig, or ficus 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.
|3-4 Feet Tall||$79.95|
|Espoma Organic Potting Mix||$16.95|
|Jack's Classic Houseplant Special Fertilizer||$17.95|
|Osmocote Plus Outdoor and Indoor Plant Food||$16.95|
Ficus benjamina Trees for Sale Online
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.
- Clean air houseplant
- Single trunk
- Also known as the Weeping Fig
- No serious insect or disease problems
- Popular indoor tropical tree due to its unique look and tolerance of multiple growing conditions
About Your Ficus benjamina Trees
Ficus Benjamina is one of the most common houseplants. The solid 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.
|Mature Height:||10 – 15 feet|
|Mature Width:||3 – 4 feet|
|Sunlight:||Bright, direct to full sun (if outdoors)|
|Habit:||Tree form, clear trunk|
|Flower Color:||Does not flower indoors|
|Soil Condition:||Likes to dry out occasionally|
|Water Requirements:||Likes to dry out between watering|
|Uses:||Houseplant that cleans the air|
Before you buy a Ficus Benjamina Tree, make sure to read about the care instructions that are required and recommended to keep this plant healthy and flourishing.
How should I be fertilizing my Ficus benjamina?
Any all purpose, foliage fertilizer will work for Ficus benjamina. Indoor houseplant fertilizers fall into two groups: water soluble, liquid quick release, and granular, slow release fertilizers. Jack’s Classic Indoor plant food works well as a powder, quick release fertilizer that is mixed with water to quickly provide nutrients to a plant that has been in a container for an extended time. On the other hand, Biotone Starter or Osmocote Indoor/Outdoor is an option as a granular, slow release fertilizer that can be applied while potting and planting. Any type of fertilizer offers nutrients that help plants with the transition to a new environment. All of these fertilizers may be used when planting Ficus benjamina indoors or outdoors. Keep in mind that weeping figs like to be fertilized regularly to encourage new growth and branching.
What is the best soil to use for Ficus benjamina?
Ficus benjamina needs a very well draining soil, and prefer to have moist conditions. 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 if planting outdoors to encourage better drainage.