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Weeping Fig Plant

Ficus benjamina

Plant Type
Evergreen tree
Mature Size
3-6 ft tall (indoors), up to 60 ft tall (outdoors)
Sun exposure
Filtered, bright sun
Soil Type
Rich, fast-draining potting soil
Soil PH
Acidic, neutral to acidic
Bloom Time
Rarely blooms indoors
Flower Color
Hardiness Zones
10-11 (USDA)
Native Area
Asia, Australia
Toxic to humans and animals
Weeping Fig Plant


Plant Care

Weeping fig plants are a beautiful addition to any home. With their cascading foliage and statement leaves, they make a great splash of color in any room. But it's important to learn how to correctly care for weeping fig plants if you want them to thrive. Below is a guide on lighting, soil, water, temperature and humidity, and fertilizers needed to ensure your weeping fig plant is happy and healthy.


To keep your weeping fig plant looking its best it needs plenty of bright indirect sunlight. Place the plant near an east-facing window or door where it will get plenty of sunshine without being directly exposed to the sun's rays as this can cause the leaves to burn. If possible, rotate your plant periodically so that each side gets an even amount of light.


The soil for a weeping fig should have good drainage and air circulation which can be easily accomplished by mixing peat moss with regular potting soil. Be sure not to over-water the soil as this can cause root rot over time. If you notice your soil is getting too dry mix some perlite into it as this allows more oxygen flow into the root system while also helping with moisture retention.


Weeping fig plants prefer slightly moist soil but never soggy or overly wet. Overwatering can lead to root rot so be careful not to drown them in excess water. A good way to tell if they need watering is by sticking your finger into the top inch of soil; if it feels moist then you're good but if not then add some water until you reach optimal levels of hydration for your plant.

Temperature & Humidity

Weeping fig plants prefer temperatures between 65-85 degrees Fahrenheit (18-29 degrees Celsius) and moderate humidity levels (around 50%). Keeping these conditions can be difficult in certain climates or areas so make sure you have a humidifier available for those times when the air gets too dry or hot for your plant's liking. Additionally make sure that any fans or vents aren't blowing directly onto the plant as changes in temperature can cause stress on the leaves which may slow down growth or even cause them to die off before their time has come!


To keep your weeping fig healthy and growing strong fertilize it every two weeks with a balanced fertilizer like 10-10-10 or 12-12-12 during its active growing season (spring through fall). During winter months reduce this frequency down to once per month as there won’t be much active growth occurring during this period anyway—too much fertilizer at this point could damage new budding growth that hasn’t had time yet to harden off properly from colder temperatures!

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