Weeping Fig

Weeping Fig Care Guide


Weeping Fig prefers bright, indirect light. It can tolerate lower light conditions, but too much direct sunlight can scorch its leaves. Rotate the plant occasionally to ensure even growth and prevent it from leaning towards the light source.


Water the Weeping Fig when the top inch of the soil feels dry. Ensure thorough watering, allowing excess water to drain away. Avoid overwatering to prevent root rot. During the winter months, reduce watering frequency as the plant's growth slows down.


Maintain moderate to high humidity levels, ideally between 50-60%. Use a humidifier, pebble tray, or regular misting to increase humidity around the plant.


Keep the Weeping Fig in a warm environment with temperatures between 65-75°F (18-24°C). Avoid sudden temperature fluctuations and cold drafts.


Feed the Weeping Fig with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half strength every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Do not fertilize during the winter months.


The Weeping Fig (Ficus benjamina) is mildly toxic to pets and humans. Ingestion may cause gastrointestinal upset. Keep out of reach of pets and children.

Additional Care Information

Use a well-draining potting mix to ensure proper drainage and moisture retention. Prune the Weeping Fig regularly to maintain its shape and promote new growth. Wear gloves when pruning to avoid skin irritation from the sap. Repot the plant every 2-3 years or when it outgrows its current pot to refresh the soil and provide more space for root growth.


Leaf Drop: Leaf drop can be caused by overwatering, underwatering, or sudden changes in light or temperature. Check the soil moisture and adjust your care routine accordingly. Yellow Leaves: Yellowing leaves can indicate overwatering, underwatering, or nutrient deficiencies. Ensure proper watering and fertilization. Pest Infestation: Weeping Figs can be susceptible to pests such as spider mites, mealybugs, and scale insects. Regularly inspect the plant for signs of pests and treat with insecticidal soap or neem oil as needed.

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