The Ficus Benjamina Exotica Care
Light: Bright light is what keeps the weeping fig happy, that is partially shaded. A spot that receives some sun and shade during the day is great.
Temperature: Average household temperatures of 16°C to 25°C are perfect for these houseplants. Try not to allow temperatures to decrease lower than 10°C, although they can handle a bit lower, without problems.
Water: Allow the compost to dry to a certain extent (at the top) between each watering with tepid filtered or distilled water. Over-watering and under-watering can cause the leaves to drop. To identify the problem check if the leaves are crispy or if they fold easily. If they fold then the problem could be over-watering, and if crispy the tree could be under watered. Add enough water that can seep from the top soil to the drainage holes, at the bottom of the container and remove the left over water to allow enough oxygen to the plant roots. Less watering in the winter is to be carried out.
Humidity: Misting the leaves in the summer is advised.
Fertilizer: Requires fertilizing from spring to early fall with a liquid fertilizer following label instructions.
Height & Growth Rate: Indoors, expect this plant to get 1.80 meters tall.
Toxicity: This plant is toxic. Keep away from children & animals.
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