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  • 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
Habit: Upright
Growth Rate: Fast
Mature Height: 3-10 fet
Mature Spread: 2-4 feet
Flowering: No
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

Container Sizes

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.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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