Variegated Weeping Fig
4.8 out of 5 (4 experiences)
About Variegated 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. 💨
Ficus benjamina 'Variegata'
How to care for Variegated Weeping Fig
How often to water your Variegated Weeping Fig
Variegated Weeping Fig needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Water 0.5 cups every
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Finding light for Variegated Weeping Fig in your home
Variegated 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.
Variegated Weeping Fig does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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How to fertilize Variegated Weeping Fig
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 Variegated Weeping Fig after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
Variegated Weeping Fig prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
Variegated Weeping Fig requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.
Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.
If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.
Variegated Weeping Fig doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.
Variegated Weeping Fig does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!
Variegated Weeping Fig should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!
It’s common for Variegated Weeping Fig to go dormant in the wintertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.
Variegated Weeping Fig is native to worldwide Tropics.
Care Summary for Variegated Weeping Fig
Variegated Weeping Fig
0.5 cups every 9 days
< 1ft from a window
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
My plant didn't like the sunlight. I originally had her in a dim corner but moved her closer to the light at which point all her beautiful leaves just fell. Mental noted no indirect light needed, unless I just didn't water thoroughly enough the plant was pretty full and beautiful.