Plant Care El Dorado Weeping Fig

El Dorado Weeping Fig

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El Dorado Weeping Fig has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate
El Dorado Weeping Fig has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

About El Dorado Weeping Fig

The weeping fig, native to southeast Asia, is the official tree of Bangkok, Thailand. They make impressive additions to any living space, but in their natural habitat these trees can grow over 100 feet tall and provide food for many local bird species. In NASA’s 1989 Clean Air Study they were found to remove pollutants from the air. 💨

Taxonomy

Ficus benjamina 'El Dorado'
Ficus
Moraceae
Rosales

How to care for El Dorado Weeping Fig

Water

How often to water your El Dorado Weeping Fig

Water needs for El Dorado Weeping Fig
0.5 cups
every 9

El Dorado Weeping Fig 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 El Dorado Weeping Fig

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for El Dorado Weeping Fig in your home

Light needs and placement for plant El Dorado Weeping Fig: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

El Dorado Weeping Fig love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

El Dorado Weeping Fig does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of El Dorado Weeping Fig in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize El Dorado Weeping Fig

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for El Dorado Weeping Fig: 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 El Dorado Weeping Fig after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for El Dorado Weeping Fig

El Dorado Weeping Fig

El Dorado Weeping Fig


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

El Dorado Weeping Fig has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
El Dorado Weeping Fig has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
El Dorado Weeping Fig has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
@RJG avatar
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leaf-1 128 Plants
xp 173,163 XP
globe Austin, TX
12/03/2021

love my #ficusgang!!!

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
@Megan avatar
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leaf-1 66 Plants
xp 14,740 XP
globe Washington, DC
11/24/2021

Love this Benjamina cultivar. The leaves are so cool looking! As with all ficus, they can be temperamental so don’t be surprised if you move it around and it throws a fit and drops leaves.

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