Weeping FigFicus Benjamina Variegata
Needs bright light.
Avoid over and under watering.
Enjoys high humidity; mist regularly.
Feed in spring and summer.
Constant room temperature.
Thrip, scale and spider mites
About the Weeping Fig
The Ficus Benjamina is a beautiful variegated foliage plant that can grow very tall and often is seen in offices or reception areas. Having said that, it’s also a great one to have about the house because it helps purify the air and is therefore good for your health.
It’s a fussy old plant as you’ll know if you’ve ever owned one and have felt the pang of panic when you’ve seen the leaves fall off the plant. It gets comfortable in the right surroundings and if you move it then any changes to temperature, humidity or watering cause it shock and result in leaf loss. If you’ve moved it and this has happened try returning it to its previous spot. The leaves should grow back.
Mature Weeping Figs look beautiful and could be a lovely addition to a corner in your living room. Smaller ones will take up a small spot on your table or shelf.
Caring for your Weeping Fig
Bright light will keep your plant healthy but be careful not to place it in direct sunlight for any length of time.
Keep the soil regularly moist but be careful not to over water as this will cause the leaves to fall off and the roots to rot.
The Weeping Fig will thrive in humidity so mist regularly or place on top of pebbles in a tray of water, preventing the plant from sitting in water.
Feed regularly during spring and summer.
Keep your Weeping Fig at a consistent room temperature and place it in a spot where it won't be near any draughts.
First aid for your Weeping Fig
The leaves are falling off my Weeping Fig
This can happen if there is a sudden change in the plant's environment, such as too much water, a big change in temperature or moving to to a different location. The leaves will grow back once you restore it to the conditions it was used to before the leaves fell off.
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