Plant Care Weeping Fig

Weeping Fig

4.5 out of 5 (109 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. 💨


Ficus benjamina

How to care for Weeping Fig


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 Boston, Massachusetts.

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

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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 Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts

28% Very Low

Growing Weeping Fig in Boston right now

Light needs for plant Weeping Fig in Boston, Massachusetts

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

February 3rd, 2023

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

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

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Light needs for plant Weeping Fig in Boston, Massachusetts

Sunlight will increase by 44.8% ☀️

February 1st, 2023

Boston is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Boston is expected to increase by 44.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.8 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Weeping Fig in Boston, Massachusetts

Daylight will increase by 1.2 hours 📈

February 2nd, 2023

This month, Boston is getting an average of 6.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 13.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.4 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for Weeping Fig in your home

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

Weeping Fig love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Boston, Massachusetts ⛅.

Weeping Fig does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


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 Boston, Massachusetts

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

January 29th, 2023

The growing potential in Boston 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 repot …

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Difficulty Level

Weeping Fig is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Native Region
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors
Yellow Leaves

Care Summary for Weeping Fig

Weeping Fig

Weeping Fig

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Boston, Massachusetts, 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 59
Weeping Fig has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 34
Weeping Fig has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 22
Weeping Fig has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 19
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
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 27 XP
globe Beverly, MA

Easy Care and Beautiful Leaves 😍

Survivor Survivor
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Megan avatar
leaf-1 82 Plants
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globe Washington, DC

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
leaf-1 82 Plants
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globe Washington, DC

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
leaf-1 220 Plants
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A fairly low maintenance plant that just looks so pretty!

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globe Toronto, Ontario

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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leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 451 XP
globe Williston, ND

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
leaf-1 12 Plants
xp 412 XP

I just like it a lot.

Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
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leaf-1 30 Plants
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globe Des Plaines, IL

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
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globe Des Plaines, IL

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
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leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 285 XP

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
leaf-1 18 Plants
xp 1,127 XP

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
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xp 134 XP

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

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globe Astrakhan, Astrakhanskaya oblast'

Shower lover

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
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globe Dundee, Scotland

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

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

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
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globe Odenton, MD

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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globe San Jose, CA

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
leaf-1 22 Plants
xp 1,563 XP

got this as a gift, going well so far!

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globe Cheadle Hulme, England

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
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globe Wyoming, MI

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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