Spring Garden Tips

Weeping Fig, Benjamin Fig


Botanical Name

Ficus benjamina


Zones 10 to 12


15 feet


10 feet


Bright indirect light


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.


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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