Plant Care Weeping Fig

Weeping Fig

4.6 out of 5 (67 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 36
Weeping Fig has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 22
Weeping Fig has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 15
Weeping Fig has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 12
Weeping Fig has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 7
Weeping Fig has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 6
Weeping Fig has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 3
Weeping Fig has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
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, 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, AB
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, 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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Moose Jaw, SK
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, AB
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

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.

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@Mxtthewcast
Reedley, CA
Rating of the plant Weeping Fig named Fiscus by Mxtthewcast on Greg, the plant care app
04/25/2021

Once you find its sweet-spot in the house it will thrive. Sadly, it took me a while and I’ve killed three. They do get sunburnt. Don’t overwater.

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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

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 located in Tampa, FL.

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.

Plant care guide for Weeping Fig in Tampa, FL

Tampa, FL

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Growing Weeping Fig in Tampa right now

Light needs for plant Weeping Fig in Tampa, FL

Plant growth potential is currently very high 📈

July 28th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Tampa is currently very high 📈. The plant growth potential in your area is currently at its peak! 🌿

The availability of high quality sunlight i…

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Light needs for plant Weeping Fig in Tampa, FL

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 3.2% ☀️

July 28th, 2021

Tampa is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Tampa is expected to decrease by 3.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 20.3 megajoules of energy per m2 per day!…

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Light needs for plant Weeping Fig in Tampa, FL

Daylight will decrease by 0.4 hours 📉

July 28th, 2021

This month, Tampa is getting an average of 11.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 2.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 13.1 total hours of dayli…

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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 during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Tampa, FL ☀️.️

This is a great time to watch your Weeping Fig thrive 🌿!

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 your location in Tampa, FL, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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