Weeping Fig (Ficus benjamina) – Indoor house plant

Weeping FIg

The weeping fig (Ficus benjamina) is a standout amongst the most prevalent trees to be grown indoors. It seems to me that the main reason for that is its appearance.  Ficus benjamina is actually a real tree, with its hard trunk crowned with branches full of green leaves. Of all houseplant, this is the one which is the closest to our understanding of what a tree should look like. It is one of the most popular Air purifier plants.

Scientific Name: Ficus benjamina
Common Name: Weeping Fig

Weeping Fig

How to grow and maintain Weeping Fig (Ficus benjamina):

Light :
Inclines toward direct to splendid, separated light (close to the bright east or south window). The leaves are extremely touchy to little changes in light when moved and will bring about leaf-drop; luckily, it will recuperate after appropriate care.

Temperature : 
It prefers 55 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit, however, can endure temperatures as low as 40 degrees without harm. Keep plant far from warming vents or frosty drafts.

The plant likes high humidity. Mist daily with lukewarm water during warm months and twice a week during winter when the temperature is over 60 degrees F.

water thoroughly, then allow the soil to drain and empty excess water; then allow the top one inch of soil to dry slightly to touch between waterings. A well-draining potting mixture should be used. This is necessary to prevent root rot which can kill your plant.

Propagation can be done by air layering.

Repotting :
The plant likes to be pot bound. Re-pot when roots jut from the base of pot with an all-around circulated air through preparing blend.

The plant might be assaulted by scale bugs. On the off chance that present, rub them off by hand and arrange. Completely shower both sides of leaves, stems, and soil with an insecticidal cleanser for genuine invasions. With appropriate care your Weeping fig will flourish and remain a lively and solid expansion to your home or inside space.

Last updated on October 27th, 2018

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