Plant Care Weeping Fig
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Weeping Fig

4.4 out of 5 (9 experiences)

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

Taxonomy

Ficus benjamina
Ficus
Moraceae
Rosales

What other plant parents say

Weeping Fig has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 7
Weeping Fig has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 5
Weeping Fig has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 4
Weeping Fig has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
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@Twistyourst…
Minneapolis, MN
Rating of the plant Weeping Fig named Benny by Twistyourstitch on Greg, the plant care app
02/17/2021

Oh my word poor Benny! Lots of love and careful light/watering and he’s not acclimated well. It’s been 5 mos and he has about 14 leaves left. Consult/horticultural specialist and this baby is tough t…

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@Demi
Chicago, IL
Rating of the plant Weeping Fig named Benji by Demi on Greg, the plant care app
03/25/2021

Environment change can affect the plant a lot and it is very easy for it to shed leaves. However it also grows fast so it kinda makes up for it

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@Lilyyandow
Bedford, NH
Rating of the plant Weeping Fig named Leaf Erickson by Lilyyandow on Greg, the plant care app
02/16/2021

very fast grower and will survive pretty much any treatment but it does lose a lot of leaves if you don’t take very good care of it

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Louisville, KY
Rating of the plant Weeping Fig named Llorar by Plantswithpicklez on Greg, the plant care app
03/08/2021

I love my weeping fig bc it’s not fussy at all. The more attention I give it though, the more it thrives 😍

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@L
New York, NY
Rating of the plant Weeping Fig named 榕榕 by L on Greg, the plant care app
03/28/2021

love him

How to care for Weeping Fig

Water

How often to water your Weeping Fig

Water needs for Weeping Fig
0.5 cups
every 9

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 Weeping Fig

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Weeping Fig in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Weeping Fig: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Weeping Fig

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

Care Summary for Weeping Fig

Weeping Fig

Weeping Fig


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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.

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