Ficus benjamina


Weeping fig

Evergreen tree to 15m high by 15m wide, often with aerial roots. Leaves are deep green, narrowly ovate, glossy and pointed. Insignificant flowers and fruit.


Ornamental tree suitable for large gardens in tropical areas, the Weeping Fig is most commonly grown as an indoor plant.


Suitable for full sun or semi-shade in warm and tropical climates. Grown as an indoor plant in cooler areas. Prefers fertile, moist and well-drained soil, but avoid overwatering pot plants. Frost sensitive. Propagate by seed, cuttings or aerial layering. Susceptible to Two Spotted Mite. The roots are invasive.


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Courses on growing Tropical and Indoor Plants are available through Australian Correspondence Schools, see Books: ‘Growing Tropical Plants’ by John Mason and ‘Tropical and Warm Climate Gardening’ are available through Video: ‘Identifying Tropical Plants’ produced by Australian Correspondence Schools is available through CDROM: ‘Trees and Shrubs for Warm Places’ by John Mason is available through

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