Plant Care Weeping Fig
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Weeping Fig

4.6 out of 5 (85 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 49
Weeping Fig has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 26
Weeping Fig has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 18
Weeping Fig has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 18
Weeping Fig has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 10
Weeping Fig has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 7
Weeping Fig has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 3
Weeping Fig has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Notanormalparrot avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Weeping Fig named felicity by Notanormalparrot on Greg, the plant care app
09/19/2021

My poor baby, I almost killed the thing! Key to remember she does not take well to dehydration. But, I tagged her as a survivor because, with loving care and attention, she’s back and green. Though s…

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Sharon avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Weeping Fig named Darwin by Sharon on Greg, the plant care app
07/03/2021

I’ve had this plant since ~’97 and it has been neglected on and off over the decades but it comes back with some love/attention. It doesn’t like direct sunlight, drafts, or being moved. I have only r…

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@Georgia
Cheadle Hulme, England
Rating of the plant Weeping Fig named Beans by Georgia on Greg, the plant care app
07/20/2021

Beans was a gift from a friend so I’ve been trying my best to nurture her back to health after a near death experience. She gets very unhappy when I move her around too much, needs a lot of sunlight …

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@Jordan
Cochrane, Alberta
Rating of the plant Weeping Fig named Nicholas by Jordan on Greg, the plant care app
05/04/2021

They like to have consistency with their watering, and their sunlight. They’ll be unhappy after being moved, or if your schedule for watering them changes. In my experience they don’t grow super fast…

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Xpinkxflamingox avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Weeping Fig named Zeus by Xpinkxflamingox on Greg, the plant care app
05/20/2021

My sister almost killed this plant a few years ago. I’ve been nursing it back to health since then. It looks a little sad, but it continues to get new green growth . My cats do enjoy stealing leaves …

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
Rating of the plant Weeping Fig named Fig T by Coolcatsandplants on Greg, the plant care app
07/19/2021

Find a store in bright light and don’t move it. It likes to be trimmed. It’s good to you if you’re good to it. Overall ignore it and don’t over water but it does appreciate having its leaves dusted e…

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Edmonton, Alberta
Rating of the plant Weeping Fig named benjamin by Melody.siebert on Greg, the plant care app
05/27/2021

It’s very sensitive, and doesn’t like to be moved around a lot. If you think it’s dead, it might not be. Mine was close, but I nursed it back to health and it’s even healthier and happier now

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@Sheila lady
Easton, Pennsylvania
Rating of the plant Weeping Fig named Berkshire Baby by Sheila lady on Greg, the plant care app
09/16/2021

This beauty is 27 years old. Originally purchased as a small plant about 3” high, I’ve nurtured it and reported it when needed. It loves the light in my sunroom and just keeps on giving.

Lvl500 avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Weeping Fig named Your plant by Lvl500 on Greg, the plant care app
07/18/2021

I have had this ficus for about 6 months. It’s positioned under a roof window, 1 meter away from it. The window is south facing. It is easy to care for, I feed and water weekly.

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

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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 region 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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