- Elegant Appearance
- Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light)
- Average Watering Needs
- Mature Height 4-6 feet
Also known as the Weeping Fig Tree, Ficus ‘Benjamina’ features a gray trunk with slender, arched branches and glossy leaves. Although it’s native to Australia and Asia, the Benjamina Ficus is able to thrive in a wide range of environments. In nature, the Benjamina Ficus is an evergreen tree living in tropical and subtropical environments. This plant is sure to bring elegance to any room.
Best Locations For Growing Benjamina Ficus
Grow this plant in a location away from drafts and heat vents to prevent leaves from turning brown and falling. The Benjamina Ficus is commonly used in interior decorating and is grown in spaces like offices or living rooms. This plant thrives in high humidity but can tolerate normal household humidity without harm.
Benjamina Ficus Sunlight Requirements
Bright, indirect sunlight is best for this plant. It needs at least 6 hours of filtered sunlight per day. For example, if your plant is near a south-facing window, consider a sheer curtain to filter the sunlight. Otherwise, the Benjamina Ficus will be happy placed near an east- or west-facing window.
Benjamina Ficus Care
The Benjamina Ficus is easily stressed. It prefers to stay in one location in your home since relocating may lead to leaves dropping. Under the right conditions, this is a fast-growing plant. Repot in the spring or summer, about once a year. The soil should be fast draining and rich in organic matter. Pruning is necessary to maintain the desired plant size and shape. Prune in the winter time when this plant is dormant and less susceptible to injury and disease. This plant is toxic if ingested by humans or animals, and has a latex-based sap that some may be allergic to.
Watering Benjamina Ficus
Water when the top inch or two of soil is dry and try to keep the soil moist during the growing season. This plant doesn’t mind the soil drying out between waterings, especially in the winter. On average, water about once a week.
Feeding Benjamina Ficus
The Benjamina Ficus can be fertilized with a balanced slow-release pellet fertilizer during the spring and summer. These plants will also benefit from fertilizer every two months during the fall and winter.
Benjamina Ficus Information
|Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light|
|Care Requirements: Easy|
|Watering Requirements: Average - When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.|
|Pet Friendly: No|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Air Purifier: Moderate|
|Growth Rate: Fast|
|Mature Height: 4-6 feet|
|Mature Spread: 2-3 feet|
|Flower Color(s): None|
|Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage|
|Foliage Type: Variegated|
|Foliage Color(s): Green, White|
|Foliage Description: Variegted White and Green|
|Temperature: 65° - 75°F (18° - 24°C)|
|Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)|
|Common Name: Benjamina Ficus|
|Other Name(s): Weeping Fig, Benjamin Tree, Ficus Tree, Benjamin Fig|
|Scientific Name: Ficus benjamina|
|Plant Type: House Plant|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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