Plant Care Variegated Weeping Fig

Variegated Weeping Fig

4.8 out of 5 (4 experiences)

Variegated Weeping Fig has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Variegated Weeping Fig has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

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

Water needs for Variegated Weeping Fig
0.5 cups
every 9

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.

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 Variegated Weeping Fig

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Variegated Weeping Fig in your home

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

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 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Variegated Weeping Fig

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

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Care Summary for Variegated Weeping Fig

Variegated Weeping Fig

Variegated Weeping Fig

Greg recommends:


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

Variegated Weeping Fig has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 3
Variegated Weeping Fig has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
Variegated Weeping Fig has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Variegated Weeping Fig has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Variegated Weeping Fig has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
@Greg2005 avatar
leaf-1 72 Plants
xp 7,927 XP
globe Gaithersburg, MD

New to my house

Survivor Survivor
@Nikki1 avatar
leaf-1 62 Plants
xp 2,531 XP
globe Woolwich Township, NJ

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.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
@tonyathedork avatar
leaf-1 13 Plants
xp 906 XP
globe Astrakhan, Astrakhanskaya oblast'

It loves showering!!

Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Browns easily Browns easily
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
@RJG avatar
leaf-1 130 Plants
xp 136,610 XP
globe Austin, TX

Easy to grow as long as they have enough sun!

Fast grower Fast grower

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