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Weeping Fig

Weeping Fig

Regular price $25.30 USD
Regular price Sale price $25.30 USD
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Plant Type: shrub
Plant Height: 6-8 feet
Spread: 3-5 feet
Flower Color: 
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade


The Weeping Fig, scientifically known as Ficus benjamina, is a popular evergreen tree widely cultivated as a houseplant and used in landscaping in tropical and subtropical climates. It is prized for its graceful, drooping branches, lush canopy of glossy green leaves, and its ability to adapt to a wide range of indoor environments, making it a favorite for adding greenery to homes, offices, and public spaces.

When grown indoors, the Weeping Fig typically reaches about 6 to 8 feet in height, though it can be pruned to maintain a smaller size. Outdoors, in its natural habitat or under ideal conditions, it can soar to 50 feet or more, with a broad, spreading canopy that provides ample shade. The leaves of the Weeping Fig are slender, glossy, and pointed, creating a soft, elegant texture. Variegated varieties, with leaves featuring cream or yellow margins, are also available, offering additional decorative appeal.

Adapted to bright, indirect light indoors and partial to full sun outdoors, Ficus benjamina thrives in well-draining soil and prefers a consistent watering schedule, allowing the soil to dry slightly between waterings. It is sensitive to environmental changes, which can lead to leaf drop, especially when moved to a new location or subjected to drafts.

In landscaping, the Weeping Fig is often used as a specimen tree, in hedges, or for creating shaded areas in gardens and parks in warmer climates. It is also popular as a bonsai or container plant, where its size and shape can be carefully controlled.

Overall, the Weeping Fig is a versatile and attractive tree, ideal for bringing a touch of the tropics to indoor and outdoor spaces alike. Its ease of care, adaptability, and ornamental qualities make it a popular choice among gardeners and interior decorators.

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