Plant Care Dwarf Ficus benjamina

Dwarf Ficus benjamina

About Dwarf Ficus benjamina

Dwarf Ficus benjamina is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in abundant sunlight ☀ and should be less than 3 feet from a window.

Dwarf Ficus benjamina likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.


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How to care for Dwarf Ficus benjamina


How often to water your Dwarf Ficus benjamina

Water needs for Dwarf Ficus benjamina
0.5 cups
every 9

Dwarf Ficus benjamina needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Dwarf Ficus benjamina

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Dwarf Ficus benjamina in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Dwarf Ficus benjamina: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Dwarf Ficus benjamina may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Dwarf Ficus benjamina in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Dwarf Ficus benjamina

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Dwarf Ficus benjamina: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Dwarf Ficus benjamina after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Dwarf Ficus benjamina

Dwarf Ficus benjamina

Dwarf Ficus benjamina

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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