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Ficus benjamina (House Plant)

Weeping Fig

Tender Shrub

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Handsome glossy foliage and gently arching habit

Well branched specimen plant.

Creates a fabulous focal point for a warm

bright room

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Weeping Figs are always popular for their glossy foliage and attractive weeping branches. Few people realise that they also remove toxins and purify the air, making a useful addition to your home or office space. Ficus benjamina forms a handsome specimen tree for a bright spot. This is a slow growing house plant so it will remain a manageable size for many years. Position it carefully, well away from cold draughts and radiators, and it will reward you with years of pleasure, creating a calming focal point that gets bigger and better over time. Height: 300cm (118"). Spread: 150cm (59").

Please note: Some houseplants are toxic or harmful to pets if ingested. If you believe your pet has consumed a poisonous plant then seek veterinary attention immediately. Take a sample of the plant with you.

Height Up to 300cm (118in)
Spread Up to 200cm (78in)

Tender Shrub

conservatorygreenhouse

sun or semi shade


1 x 12cm potted ficus plant (kb4845)

Although quite easy to grow, Ficus benjamina needs careful placement if it is to thrive. Weeping Figs dislike being moved and tend to shed their leaves if repositioned, so it is worth taking care to find the right spot, with plenty of room to grow, from the outset. Position in a bright room, away from cold draughts and radiators, with a constant temperature of between 16C (60F) and 24C (75F). Ideally Weeping Figs should receive a good balance of sun and shade, but avoid the direct glare of the sun.
Water regularly between spring and autumn using tepid rainwater where possible, and allowing the pot to drain well after each watering. In winter, reduce watering but do not allow the compost to dry out completely. House plants should be fed regularly between March and September when they are in active growth. Weeping Fig appreciates a humid atmosphere - stand it on a tray filled with pebbles and water. As the water evaporates it will increase humidity around the plant. The oldest leaves of Ficus benjamina will naturally die off as the plant grows. These should be carefully removed, to maintain a tidy appearance. Any necessary pruning should be undertaken between in autumn or winter. Avoid moving Weeping Fig plants unless entirely necessary.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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