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Ficus benjamina 'Nina'

Weeping Fig

Tender Shrub

What is Tender Shrub?

Glossy variegated foliage

Interesting braided stem

Air purifying properties

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Ficus benjamina ‘Nina’ features a beautifully braided stem and a bushy crown of weeping branches which bear glossy, variegated green foliage with fine white margins. The light foliage makes an effective contrast against plain-leaved houseplants. Over time, this slow-growing Ficus will form a tall and elegant feature shrub. A good air-purifying houseplant. Maximum height: 200cm (78in). Spread: 100cm (39in).

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

Height Up to 200cm (78in)
Spread Up to 100cm (39in)

Tender Shrub

greenhouseconservatory

sun or semi shade


1 x 12cm Potted Plant (braided stem) (20cm tall) (KF4188)

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 £6.99.

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

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