- Low Maintenance
- Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light)
- Compost With Added Orchid Bark Or Perlite
- Mature Height 3-10 fet
Ficus benjamina is frequently thought of as a fussy plant that will drop its leaves for no reason. This is not exactly correct, although there are some common conditions in most homes that will cause Weeping fig to be temperamental. Breeze Ficus is a lovely plant with glossy deep green leaves with a hint of yellow edging. The naturally weeping tree shape requires minimal pruning.
Best Locations For Growing Breeze Ficus
Ficuses are typically used to fill in or dress up a neglected corner of a room or an office. The tree form makes it an excellent backdrop for large displays of other tropical plants. When placed with other plants, Ficus will receive the correct humidity level needed to thrive and retain its leaves. Once a suitable location has been found for Ficus, resist the urge to move it around the house or outside for the summer months. Ficus does not like to be moved at all and will become so stressed that they drop their leaves and slow down growth. Keeping Ficus away from drafty doors and windows is also crucial for leaf retention. Ficus does exude latex sap from the stems and leaves, which is toxic to humans and animals.
Breeze Ficus Sunlight Requirements
Bright, filtered light is ideal, although Ficus will grow happily in medium light if the right humidity and temperature conditions are provided. Ficus grown in an office or commercial environment will benefit from artificial light during daytime hours if it is in a low-light position.
Breeze Ficus Care
Breeze Ficus is relatively fast growing and will need repotting every 1-2 years. Use a soil-based potting soil that has added perlite to keep the soil loose and fast draining. Ficus grow best when the temperature is consistent from day to night. The perfect range of temperature is between 68-85 degrees F. Air conditioning in the summer will stress out this tree if the temperature dips below 70 F. Keep the humidity levels around Breeze Ficus high. Either use a portable humidifier in the room where the plant is growing or lightly mist the leaves daily with water.
Watering Breeze Ficus
Grow this plant in consistently moist soil that is not waterlogged. Let the top 1-2 inches of soil dry in between waterings. Ficus does not like to dry out completely and will react by dropping leaves. Growth will slow down in the winter, and the need for regular watering will also decrease. Expect some leaf drop at the change of seasons between summer and fall. This is also a good sign to reduce watering for the winter.
Feeding Breeze Ficus
Ficus are heavy feeders and require regular fertilizing. Once a month, a slow-release granular feed can be applied to the top of the soil. At every watering, the fertilizer will be gradually dissolved into the soil. Use a balanced fertilizer that has a 10-10-10 NPK ratio. Reduce feeding to once every 2 months in the fall and winter when Ficus slows its growth.
Breeze Ficus Information
|Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light, Medium 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: 3-10 fet|
|Mature Spread: 2-4 feet|
|Flower Color(s): None|
|Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage|
|Foliage Type: Variegated|
|Foliage Color(s): Green, White|
|Foliage Description: Variegated White and Green|
|Temperature: 65° - 70°F (18° - 21°C)|
|Humidity: Above Average (60% - 80%)|
|Common Name: Breeze Ficus|
|Other Name(s): Weeping Fig, Benjamin Tree, Ficus Tree|
|Scientific Name: Ficus benjamina 'Breeze'|
|Plant Type: House Plant|
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