Spring Garden Tips

Weeping Fig, Benjamin Fig

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Botanical Name

Ficus benjamina

Hardiness

Zones 10 to 12

Height

15 feet

Width

10 feet

Light

Bright indirect light

Soil

Moist, well-drained

Planting and Care

Keep soil evenly moist during growing season and allow to dry slightly between watering during the winter.

Prune for size and shape.

Leaves drop with any change in environment. Can lose up to 95% of its leaves and still recover.

Propagate by cuttings or air-layering.

Problems

Spider mites, scale, mealybugs, aphids, thrips

Varieties to Consider

Bushy Prince - compact, deep green leaves

Midnight Lady - compact, curly leaves

Variegata - foliage variegated with white and grey-green

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