Ficus benjamina ‘Wintergreen’, Weeping Fig

(225 customer reviews)

Please note that during transit it is very normal for this plant to drop leaves. Once acclimated to its new environment it will flush out new leaves. This item ships in a grower pot. Click here for care instructions.

Braided
Tree
Arrives in 3 - 7 days.
Ships June 3rd - June 10th.
$ 32.00
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Natural Root Stimulant

Natural probiotics, organics, and moisture control gel boost root growth. Invigorates existing plants, reduces transplant shock and accelerates establishment of new plants. This all natural product will not burn roots.

When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

Organic Outdoor Potting Mix

PlantVine’s Organic Outdoor Potting Soil is time-tested and proven to help your outdoor potted plants thrive. This is our best all-purpose mix, and a smart choice for a wide variety of outdoor plants, flowers and vegetables. The all natural ingredients are specially blended to provide excellent long term drainage, high air porosity and good water holding capability. This mix contains no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Soluble Fertilizer

Great for indoor and outdoor potted plants, this fertilizer quickly dissolves in water, making fertilizing as quick and simple as possible. Just mix 1 teaspoon (scoop included) with 1 gallon of water, and water as normal. Makes 48 gallons.

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Recently Shipped Ficus benjamina 'Wintergreen', Weeping Fig

Description

This Tropical Rainforest Tree Is a Lush Addition to Interiors

Belonging to the Fig Genus, the Ficus Tree is a very popular and appealing plant. With hundreds of species, the plant catches the attention of many. Nonetheless, very few can be found in cultivation. They are native to many regions of the tropics, mostly including America, Asia, and Africa.

Known by many names, some Ficus Trees are also referred to as fig trees, producing a well-known and enjoyable fruit.

Other common names are Ficus Benjamina (a variety of the plant) and weeping fig. Inside your home, the ficus can be a marvelous specimen plant that is abundant with lush foliage. However, to ensure that the plant thrives throughout the year, you must adhere to some specific care routines.

Care

People will often struggle when it comes to caring for the Weeping Ficus plant. These plants are not very resilient to cold conditions and respond to drafty conditions by shedding their leaves.

Not to mention, they do not fare well if you move them too much. Not only are they vulnerable to pests and infestation, but their tropical habitat means that you have to provide them with a particular environment if you wish to grow them indoors.

Light

The plant, in general, requires bright light; however, this does not mean that they will benefit if you place them under direct sunlight. The only plants that can withstand direct sunlight are the acclimated ones. You have to, therefore, make sure that they get high-intensity light, but not to the level of direct sunlight. Light is extra important for this plant to reduce leaf loss in it’s new home. If you don’t have a bright enough location, try the Ficus benjamina ‘Danielle’ instead which can tolerate lower light conditions.

Water

The watering requirement to keep the ficus tree indoors changes according to the seasons. For instance, in the winters, it requires less watering compared to the summers. Moreover, since the plant is from a tropical habitat, it requires plenty of moisture to thrive.

Therefore, if your indoor atmosphere is very dry, your plant may suffer. To keep the moisture levels high, you will have to resort to misting and watering to keep the plant healthy. Also, make sure to check the soil after you water the plant and make sure that the roots do not dry.

Soil and Fertilizer

A ficus needs very fertile and nutrient-rich soil. Along with that, it also requires good pot drainage. Make sure that you do not use potting soils that are too acidic, and use soil-based potting mixes.

When feeding your ficus, slow-release pellets can work well at the beginning of the growing season. They have a rapid growth rate, and this means that you can benefit from feeding them in spring and summer. This also implies that you can slow down the fertilization in the colder seasons.

Common Issues (Pests and Disease)

Apart from being vulnerable to mites, whiteflies, and other insects, they also respond poorly to even the slightest changes in the conditions. Any stress will result in the loss of leaves, which is why you have to be thorough and precise when caring for this plant.

Pruning

Pruning the ficus tree is important. It keeps the plant in shape and, in some cases, prevents it from outgrowing the indoor space.

It is best to prune this plant during the winter season. This is the time in which the plant is not actively growing. When pruning, cut a few inches from a node to maximize sprouting success.

Propagation

Air layering is the preferred propagation method for the ficus. In this method, you have to wrap the stem with damp moss to encourage root growth.

Potting / Repotting

When you provide a ficus plant with adequate conditions and a healthy environment, it will easily outgrow your house, let alone the pot.

Keep in mind that this plant, in its natural habitat, is a surface tree. Repotting every other year can help slow the plant’s growth and keep it at a size that you can manage.

Additional information

Zone

10a, 10b, 11a, 9b

225 reviews for Ficus benjamina ‘Wintergreen’, Weeping Fig

  1. Anonymous (verified owner)

    So far so good. When I received the plant, a lot leaves fell off. Now that it been a week today, it goods like the leaves are growing back. I am happy. Thank you for checking.

  2. Steven M. DeFord (verified owner)

    Looking shocked and scared we are hoping she perks up the carrier wasn’t super careful

  3. Ellen (verified owner)

    My daughter reports that she loves the plant.

  4. Karen A. (verified owner)

    The plant arrived on schedule with very few dropped leaves. It looks healthy and pretty.

  5. Steven O. (verified owner)

    The tree was packed very well and arrived in good condition. Very happy with the purchase and I would recommend them

  6. charmaine w. (verified owner)

    So far, so good although it did arrive a bit dry. I will be planting in a bigger pot soon. It has dropped about 10 leaves while adjusting to it “forever location.” I think asking for reviews a couple of months later would provide more accurate reviews.

  7. Jason Staats (verified owner)

    All the leaves are falling off of the tree.

  8. Karen (verified owner)

    Packaged well, delivery fast. I will order from Plantvine again

  9. Wesley Church (verified owner)

    Great tree and nicely packaged for shipping

  10. Debra (verified owner)

    Beautiful little tree. Lost some leaves because of shipping stress but is very healthy and happy in its new space next to a light filled window.

  11. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Beautiful plant. Packaged and delivered with care. My only complaint is that it did not include printed care instructions. It was a gift, so I did not want to spoil the surprise by forwarding the email in advance. By the time I did, the plant was already watered and lightly fertilized. I imagine it will be fine.

  12. Donald W. (verified owner)

    The tree is healthy, but the pictures online are misleading. It is only 4′ 2″ tall. From the pictures I expected the extra large tree to be 5 to 6 feet tall.

  13. patricia macias (verified owner)

    A lot of leaves have fallen maybe its normal I have no idea

  14. Annette G Perez (verified owner)

  15. Helen (verified owner)

    My Ficus Benjamina tree arrived looking healthy and fresh. pleased

  16. Anonymous (verified owner)

  17. Chad (verified owner)

    Traveled well – just waiting for it to un-ball itself a bit more from the trip – a few leaves dropping daily, but to be expected.

  18. Taryl B. (verified owner)

  19. Susan Clark (verified owner)

    Arrived in perfect condition, well packed,well supported and fill with new bright green leaves. I’m waiting out the recovery from shipping but honestly, they don’t appear to have any shock at all. Gracing my greatroom as if they’ve been there forever. A thousand thanks Plantvine!

  20. Susan C. (verified owner)

    Packed well, shipped well, came in good shape, very satisfied.

  21. Teri R. (verified owner)

    I am so pleased with my new addition to my plant community. My ficus arrived in perfect condition and health. It was packed with great care in a way that kept the plant safe and the soil intact. Thanks to my the email telling me what to expect and how to care for my new plant, I knew exactly what to do and feel confident my little tree will thrive. I love PlantVine and will certainly use them in future!

  22. Nancy Dunlap (verified owner)

    so far, so good…. hope leaves don’t fall…

  23. Barbara Pederson

    Are the leaves toxic to dogs?

  24. Lindsay M. (verified owner)

    I ordered as a birthday present for my brother. The ordering process was super easy and I was kept up to date every step of the way on the shipping details. My brother received and is very happy with is plant.

  25. Philippe (verified owner)

    Tree was beautiful. It’s shedded so much and hope it stays alive

  26. julie

    how tall is the xtra large braided tree, we want to put the tree indoors……we have very high ceilings

  27. Maggie K. (verified owner)

    I was very impressed with the continuous review of the weather temps in our area to ensure that the plant would be okay in transit and delivery.

  28. Stephen (verified owner)

    All three of my large plants arrived in great shape. The packaging was very well done and protected the plants from shipping damage. The advice on unpacking and on how to treat them was very helpful too.

  29. Thomas Harris (verified owner)

    Weeping fig is starting perk up from the trip

  30. Irmgard Schramm (verified owner)

    The plant arrived looking beautiful.
    I appreciated the updates on the status of my order and unpacking instructions.

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Why others chose the Ficus benjamina ‘Wintergreen’, Weeping Fig

My chameleons needed the extra humidity and they love being high in the trees, so this plant was a perfect choice.

As a gift

I needed a low light plant for my darker dining room

I bought this ficus tree to spruce up my living room, which receives lots of natural light.

I needed a natural tree for my spacious living room

Good plant at good price.

Looks nice, can handle low light!

Good reviews and customer service

Its a great beautiful tree we moved and lost one after having years

Always wanted one

looks beautiful, great size for indoor

My Chameleons

To replace an old ficus

I wanted a new plant to add to my plant family

Always wanted one

for my Chameleon cage.

It’s a gorgeous plant.

Chameleon enclosure

love weeping figs - once they get settled in extremely easy care and beautiful space fillers

To replace a 30 year old ficus that was lost

My daughter wanted one like mine ,which I had mine over 30 years.

Breathe fresh air

A gift to my husband

Plant for my classroom!

purifying air...Beautiful decor

Love the braided look and needed a plant to tolerate low light.

I have had this ficus tree for 27 years. Smuggled to 3 states, repotted only once and still growing strong.

I need to add some life into my family room

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Need an air purifying plant for my apartment and I've always wanted a weeping fig.

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