Weeping Fig

By Plant Liker •  Updated: 06/25/14 •  1 min read

Weeping Fig (Ficus benjamina)

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Main Points:

These little tree houseplants are popular in offices, homes, malls and other public buildings. They are happy in one spot (do not move your ficus often; it will express its discomfort by dropping leaves) and fast-growing.

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Full sun to semi-sun.

Add pothos or ivy to the ficus base for an attractive and combo-purifying display.

Overwatering leads to root rot.

Mist often. Keep the soil moist but not soggy, and feed every two weeks during the summer.

Grow in standard potting soil or hydroculture (hydroculture is best as this option requires less care). Yearly repotting is unnecessary, as the ficus prefers a potbound existence. 

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