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Benjamina Ficus

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Size

Small, 1 to 3 ft or 6 inch pot
Medium, 3 to 4 ft or 8 to 10 inch pot
Large, 4 to 5 ft or 8 to 10 inch pot
XL, 5 to 6 ft or 10 to 12 inch pot
XXL, 6 to 7 ft or 10 to 14 inch pot

Please Note: Sizing can differ between plant varieties. Please chat with us if you need clarification.

*Measured from the bottom of the pot.

$188.00
 
Bright indirect sunOnce a weekPretty easyNot pet friendly
 
  • *XL has a standard trunk. Small & Large have a braided trunk.
  • Air-Purifying Qualities: This plant is known for its ability to cleanse the air of toxins, contributing to a healthier living environment.
  • Visual Appeal: With its graceful, weeping form and vibrant green foliage, the Benjamina Ficus serves as a natural work of art, elevating the aesthetic of any room.
  • Adaptability: Once acclimated, this plant can thrive in a variety of indoor conditions, making it a versatile choice for different rooms and decor styles.
  • Also known as weeping fig
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  • The Benjamina Ficus' pictured are our plants delivered in customers homes
 
Benjamina Ficus
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The Benjamina Ficus, also known as the Weeping Fig, is a lush and elegant houseplant that adds a touch of green sophistication to any space. Its slender branches gracefully droop down, adorned with glossy, oval-shaped leaves. This plant not only enhances the aesthetics of a room but also purifies the air, making it a fantastic addition to your home or office.

Please note that our Benjamina Ficus, also known as the Weeping Fig, naturally sheds its leaves throughout its lifespan. Hence the name, Weeping Fig. Leaf shedding is a natural process for this ficus and does not warrant replacement or refunds. Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

Growth rate: Moderate growth rate. Reaches a mature height of 10 feet.

Water when the top inch of soil feels dry, usually every 1-2 weeks. Avoid overwatering.

Bright, indirect sunlight. Place it near a window where it can bask in plenty of light without being exposed to harsh direct rays.

We process and ship your order as quickly as possible, typically within 1-3 business days. You will receive a shipping confirmation with tracking information once your item(s) ship.

We have perfected packaging and shipping plants & trees! That is why we DO NOT use any third-party fulfillment like most other online retailers. Your trees go straight from our farm to your door, safely packaged by our team of seasoned professionals. Our process ensures your plants leave our facility and arrive to your door in the best condition possible!

In cases of extreme cold or hot weather, we may temporarily delay shipping to ensure the well-being of your plants. Our primary focus is on delivering healthy and thriving plants to you. Rest assured, we'll make every effort to notify you of any delays promptly.

Please allow additional ship times during inclement weather and sale periods. We do not process or ship orders on the weekend or U.S. Holidays. Simply Trees is not responsible for delays due to carriers, local disruptions, or weather.

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At Simply Trees, we're committed to your satisfaction. If your plants arrive considerably damaged or sustained damage beyond the point of recovery, please contact us within five days at sales@simplytrees.store with clear photos for assistance. Our 30-day guarantee covers issues after planting, subject to our terms and conditions. We can't cover plants in the wrong climate or with inadequate care, but we're here to help in other situations. For a detailed understanding of our 30-day guarantee and how we ensure a fair process, click here to learn more.

From Our Farm to Your Door

How We Pack & Ship Plants

We have perfected packaging and shipping plants & trees! That is why we DO NOT use any third-party fulfillment like most other online retailers. Your trees go straight from our farm to your door, safely packaged by our team of seasoned professionals. Our process ensures your plants leave our facility and arrive to your door in the best condition possible!

Frequently Asked Questions

Caring for a Benjamina Ficus tree is simple but requires attention to a few key factors:

Light: Place your Ficus benjamina in bright, indirect sunlight. It can tolerate some direct morning sunlight, but avoid intense afternoon sun, which can scorch the leaves.

Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not soggy. Water when the top inch of soil feels dry. Ensure proper drainage to prevent waterlogged roots.

Humidity: Ficus benjamina prefers higher humidity levels. Mist the leaves regularly or use a humidity tray to maintain adequate moisture in the air.

Temperature: Maintain a stable indoor temperature between 65-75°F (18-24°C). Avoid exposing the plant to drafts or drastic temperature fluctuations.

Pruning: Prune to shape your Ficus and remove dead or yellowing leaves. Pruning can also encourage bushier growth.

Fertilizing: Feed your Ficus benjamina with a balanced liquid fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce feeding in the fall and winter.

Repotting: Repot your Ficus when it becomes root-bound or every 2-3 years. Choose a slightly larger pot with good drainage.

Pests: Keep an eye out for common pests like spider mites and scale insects. If you notice any, treat your plant with insecticidal soap or neem oil.

By following these care guidelines, you can keep your Benjamina Ficus tree healthy and thriving as an attractive indoor houseplant.

You can place a Benjamina Ficus tree indoors in a location that provides the following conditions:

Light: Choose a spot with bright, indirect sunlight. These plants thrive in well-lit areas but should be protected from direct sunlight, especially in the afternoon.

Temperature: Maintain a consistent indoor temperature between 65-75°F (18-24°C). Avoid exposing the plant to cold drafts or extreme temperature fluctuations.

Humidity: Ficus benjamina prefers higher humidity levels. It does well in rooms with moderate humidity, but you can improve humidity by misting the leaves or using a humidity tray.

Space: Ensure that there is enough space for the tree to grow and spread. These trees can vary in size, so choose a location where it won't become overcrowded.

Protection from Drafts: Avoid placing the plant near drafty windows, doors, or heating/cooling vents, as sudden temperature changes and drafts can stress the plant.

Indoor Placement: As a versatile indoor plant, Ficus benjamina can be placed in living rooms, bedrooms, offices, or any area with suitable lighting conditions.

Remember to rotate the plant occasionally to ensure even growth on all sides. With the right placement and care, your Benjamina Ficus tree can thrive as an attractive indoor addition.

You should repot a Benjamina Ficus tree when:

Root Bound: If the plant's roots have filled the current pot and are visibly circling the root ball, it's time to repot. You may notice roots coming out of the drainage holes.

Every 2-3 Years: Generally, consider repotting your Ficus benjamina every 2-3 years to provide it with fresh soil and more space to grow.

Spring or Early Summer: The best time to repot is during the spring or early summer when the plant is actively growing. This allows it to recover more easily from the transplant.

When repotting, choose a slightly larger pot with good drainage, and use a well-draining potting mix. Gently remove the plant from its current pot, shake off excess soil, and place it in the new pot. Fill in with fresh potting mix, water thoroughly, and ensure the plant receives adequate care as it adjusts to its new home.

An overwatered Benjamina Ficus can display the following signs:

Wilting and Yellowing Leaves: Paradoxically, overwatering can lead to wilting and yellowing of leaves. This occurs because the roots become waterlogged, hindering the plant's ability to take up nutrients.

Drooping or Soft Stems: The stems may become soft or droop due to the excessive moisture in the soil, making the plant appear weak.

Yellow or Browning Leaves: Leaves may turn yellow and then brown, starting at the tips and edges. This is often a result of root rot caused by the prolonged presence of excess water.

Mold or Fungus Growth: Excessive moisture can encourage mold or fungus growth on the soil surface.

To remedy an overwatered Ficus benjamina, allow the soil to dry out between waterings. Ensure the pot has good drainage, and consider repotting if the roots are affected by rot. Trim away any damaged or yellowing leaves to encourage new growth.

The leaves on your Benjamina Ficus may be turning brown and falling off due to several reasons:

Overwatering: Too much water can lead to root rot, causing the leaves to turn brown and fall off.

Underwatering: On the other hand, underwatering can also cause leaves to brown and drop as the plant becomes stressed from lack of moisture.

Low Humidity: Benjamina Ficus prefers higher humidity levels. In dry indoor environments, the leaves can dry out and turn brown.

Inadequate Light: Insufficient light can stress the plant and lead to leaf loss.

Pests or Diseases: Ficus benjamina can be susceptible to pests like spider mites, which can damage the leaves, causing them to turn brown.

To address this issue, make sure you are watering your Ficus appropriately, providing adequate humidity, placing it in a well-lit location, and checking for pests. Pruning damaged leaves can also help the plant recover.

The Ficus Benjamina, commonly known as the Weeping Fig, can vary in size depending on its growing conditions and care. Here's some information about its size at maturity and its growth rate:

Height and Width at Maturity:
- At maturity, a Ficus Benjamina can reach heights ranging from 6 to 10 feet or more.
- Its width or spread can be similar to its height, typically 6 to 10 feet or more.

Growth Rate:
- Ficus benjamina is known for its relatively moderate to fast growth rate when provided with the right conditions. It can grow anywhere from 1 to 2 ft in height per year under optimal conditions.

Time to Maturity:
- Under ideal conditions, it may take several years, typically around 5 to 10 years or more, for a Ficus benjamina to reach a mature size and appearance when grown indoors.
- Younger plants will grow more quickly, but growth tends to slow down as the plant becomes larger and more established.

To help your Ficus benjamina thrive and achieve its maximum size, provide it with bright, indirect light, regular watering, and periodic fertilization during the growing season. The size of a Benjamina Ficus can be controlled through pruning and container size when grown indoors.

Pruning a Benjamina Ficus is a straightforward process. Here are the basic steps:

Tools: You'll need sharp pruning shears or scissors.

Timing: Prune during the growing season, typically in spring or early summer.

Identify Dead or Diseased Branches: Start by identifying any dead, yellowing, or diseased branches. These should be removed completely to encourage healthy growth.

Size Control: If your Ficus is getting too large or unruly, you can trim the branches to the desired size. Make cuts just above a leaf node or at the desired length, and avoid cutting too much at once to prevent stress to the plant.

Shape: To maintain a specific shape (a tree-like form), prune branches that disrupt the desired shape.

Thin Out Crowded Growth: Remove crowded or crisscrossing branches to improve airflow and light penetration.

Maintain Proportions: Maintain a balanced look by trimming branches that are growing disproportionately.

Remember to wear gloves when handling a Ficus, as its sap can be irritating to the skin. Pruning encourages new growth, so be prepared for your Ficus to become bushier after a trim.

Yes, the Benjamina Ficus is known to have air-purifying qualities. Like many indoor plants, it can help improve air quality by removing common indoor pollutants such as formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene. This makes it a good choice for indoor spaces, not only for its aesthetic appeal but also for its ability to contribute to cleaner air.

The frequency of watering a Benjamina Ficus depends on factors such as the size of the plant, the pot it's in, and the environmental conditions. As a general guideline:

- Allow the top inch of the soil to dry out before watering.
- Water thoroughly, ensuring that excess water drains from the pot.
- In most indoor settings, watering once every 1-2 weeks is sufficient. However, it's important to monitor the plant's moisture needs and adjust accordingly.
- During the winter months when growth is slower, reduce the watering frequency.

Remember that it's better to underwater than overwater a Benjamina Ficus, as it is more tolerant of drought conditions than sitting in soggy soil. Always check the moisture level of the soil before watering to avoid overwatering.

Leaf shedding in a Benjamina Ficus, or Weeping Fig, is a normal part of its life cycle. Here's a summary of the key points from the blog post:

Environmental Changes: The most common cause of leaf drop is a change in the plant's environment. This includes moving the plant, changes in lighting or temperature, or repotting. The Benjamina Ficus prefers stability, so any small changes can trigger leaf shedding.

Watering Habits: Both overwatering and underwatering can cause leaf loss. It's important to maintain consistent soil moisture, allowing the top inch of soil to dry out before watering again.

Seasonal Shedding: The plant may naturally shed some leaves with seasonal changes, especially from summer to fall.

To minimize leaf drop:

Stable Environment: Keep the plant in a consistent environment with stable light and temperature.

Proper Watering: Follow a regular watering schedule and adjust it according to the amount of
light the plant receives.

Avoid Moving the Plant: Once it's in a suitable spot, try not to move it frequently.

Light Requirements:

Benjamina Ficus thrives in bright, indirect light but should be protected from direct sunlight. It's often raised in nurseries with much brighter light than typical home environments.

In warmer months, placing the plant outside in partial shade can be beneficial.

Additional Tips:

Humidity: This plant enjoys some humidity, so consider using a humidifier or misting it occasionally.

Overall, leaf shedding in Benjamina Ficus is usually not a cause for concern if the plant is otherwise healthy.

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