Plant Care Weeping Fig

Weeping Fig

4.6 out of 5 (108 experiences)

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

About 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. 💨

Taxonomy

Ficus benjamina
Ficus
Moraceae
Rosales

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 Baltimore, Maryland.

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 Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland

31% Very Low

Growing Weeping Fig in Baltimore right now

Light needs for plant Weeping Fig in Baltimore, Maryland

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 22nd, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Baltimore is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determi…

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Light needs for plant Weeping Fig in Baltimore, Maryland

Sunlight will increase by 26.4% ☀️

January 21st, 2022

Baltimore is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Baltimore is expected to increase by 26.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.8 megajoules of energy per m…

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Light needs for plant Weeping Fig in Baltimore, Maryland

Daylight will increase by 0.8 hours 📈

January 22nd, 2022

This month, Baltimore is getting an average of 6.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 8.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.2 total hours of da…

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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 keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Baltimore, Maryland ⛅.

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.

When to repot Weeping Fig

Nutrient needs for plant Weeping Fig in Baltimore, Maryland

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

January 19th, 2022

The growing potential in Baltimore is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to rep…

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

Weeping Fig is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Propagation
Yellow Leaves

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 Baltimore, Maryland, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Weeping Fig has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 61
Weeping Fig has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 35
Weeping Fig has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 23
Weeping Fig has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 19
Weeping Fig has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 11
Weeping Fig has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 9
Weeping Fig has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 3
Weeping Fig has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 2
Lydia avatar
@Lydia
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 27 XP
globe Beverly, Massachusetts
11/27/2021

Easy Care and Beautiful Leaves 😍

Survivor Survivor
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Megan avatar
@Megan
leaf-1 132 Plants
xp 12,158 XP
globe Washington, District of Columbia
11/24/2021

As per usj with ficuses, this is a pretty dramatic plant. Still fun though! Just be warned that it might drop most of its leaves if you move it around too much. Don’t want to let it dry out too much.

Megan avatar
@Megan
leaf-1 132 Plants
xp 12,158 XP
globe Washington, District of Columbia
11/24/2021

The OG Ficus benjamina. Love this little tree. Like all ficus, it can be temperamental so sometimes it’ll drop a ton of leaves (which is annoying since it has SO many tiny leaves) but it’s a great plant. Not pet safe.

Planthobby avatar
@Planthobby
leaf-1 186 Plants
xp 5,711 XP
11/17/2021

A fairly low maintenance plant that just looks so pretty!

Hassan avatar
@Hassan
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 98 XP
globe Toronto, Ontario
11/05/2021

Watch out for spider mites they got mind until I used some insecticidal soap to get rid of them

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
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@Stephanie_swizzlestick
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 266 XP
globe Williston, North Dakota
10/25/2021

This tree is very sensitive and doesn’t like to be moved around. Find a nice place for it and keep it there. When moved around a lot, it will lose its leaves.

Survivor Survivor
Evie avatar
@Evie
leaf-1 12 Plants
xp 412 XP
10/04/2021

I just like it a lot.

Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
Linavalenz avatar
@Linavalenz
leaf-1 104 Plants
xp 3,792 XP
globe Des Plaines, Illinois
09/25/2021

Misting leaves, humidity, and bright lighting makes this girl happy. I’ve experimented putting her in different spots all over the house. She’s happiest right under bright light. It does love humidity but I find it’s fine with 45-60% humidity in the house.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Linavalenz avatar
@Linavalenz
leaf-1 104 Plants
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globe Des Plaines, Illinois
09/25/2021

I received this plant from my mom as a propagation. We didn’t know what kind of plant it was, I placed it all over the house and nothing really happened. It’s didn’t grow, but it didn’t die either. It was a really hardy plant. Thanks to this app, I was finally able to identify this plant. Once I put it in a spot with direct light it took off, this is about two years of owning this plant. M
Misting and direct sunlight are the keys to making this guy happy. Definitely recommend!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Notanormalparrot avatar
@Notanormalparrot
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 208 XP
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 she may be frail, she’s not dead yet.
3/5 as she’s not an easy one to take care of, but she’s rewarding if you do it well.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Sheladyred avatar
@Sheladyred
leaf-1 15 Plants
xp 408 XP
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.

Survivor Survivor
Cori avatar
@Cori
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 134 XP
09/13/2021

My favorite plant I have, so pretty. Really adds to the space

Survivor Survivor
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Tonyathedork avatar
@Tonyathedork
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 99 XP
globe Astrakhan, Astrakhanskaya oblast'
08/21/2021

Shower lover

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Michaklos avatar
@Michaklos
leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 713 XP
globe Dundee, Scotland
08/13/2021

Such an attention seeking plant. Every now and then spurts beautiful leaves. Otherwise acts dead.

Browns easily Browns easily
Emilee avatar
@Emilee
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 26 XP
08/09/2021

If you don’t water it, it will flop and die

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Triniinxisle avatar
@Triniinxisle
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 516 XP
globe Odenton, Maryland
08/07/2021

I have had this plant since my first job in 2020. She has been with me through several moves and one marriage 🤐

Survivor Survivor
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@Savannahatkinson
leaf-1 39 Plants
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globe San Jose, California
07/29/2021

I loveeee the look of this lil guy and I have a big one that is about 7 feet tall! Father and son :))) Doesn’t seem to have any difficulties it’s perfect🥺

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Aur0ra avatar
@Aur0ra
leaf-1 37 Plants
xp 1,365 XP
07/27/2021

got this as a gift, going well so far!

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@Gerg
leaf-1 26 Plants
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globe Cheadle Hulme, England
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 but not too much water. Sheds leaves very easily but with a little love, new growth will always show

Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Sara avatar
@Sara
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 117 XP
globe Wyoming, Michigan
07/19/2021

This plant is super easy to take care of, and you can see new leaves growing everyday in the summertime.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor

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