Ficus Benjamina - "The Weeping Fig"

The "Ficus Bejamina" or "Weeping Fig" is an elegant plant with slender branches that arch gracefully from a light grey trunk, with dense, glossy dark leaves that may shed when the plant is stressed. 

The Weeping fig is one of the best plants for improving air quality indoors and has one of the top removal rates for airborne toxins such as formaldehyde, benzene, and trichloroethylene.

It is a popular indoor plant, making regular appearances in homes and offices across Ireland. 

Care Instructions: 

  • Enjoys being in a bright room with lots of indirect sunlight. 
  • It dislikes being moved and may drop leaves if it is. 
  • Cannot tolerate standing in water so ensure it is homed in a well-draining pot
  • Keep it steadily moist but not too wet as this can lead to root rot and loss of leaves

Care Level Rating: Medium