Ficus benjamina ‘Wintergreen’

(276 customer reviews)
Braided
Tree
Arrives in 3 - 7 days.
Ships March 8th - March 15th.
  • Grower
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$ 37.00
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3-in-1 Moisture Meter

Take the guesswork out of watering and light. Quickly and easily determine your plants water and light levels, along with pH value.

  • No batteries required
  • Easy to read moisture, light, and pH levels with large dial.
  • Perfect for Indoor or Outdoor Plants.
  • How to Use: Simply insert moisture meter 3-4 inches into the soil, toggle switch to test moisture, light, or pH level you would like to measure.
  • Designed only for testing soil. Please be sure to not touch stone or hard rock soil.
  • ***Please note that pH test value cannot be applied to any other liquid than water.

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

Pot it for me

Have your plant delivered pre-potted when purchasing a medium-sized plant along with one of our premium planters.

  • For Medium Plants
  • Perfect for gift giving
  • Replaces our standard grower pot
  • Medium Plant and Premium Planter must be purchased at same time to qualify
  • Can not be used with large, XL or hanging pot specimens

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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Scientific Name: Ficus Benjamina ‘Wintergreen’

Common Names: Wintergreen Ficus, Weeping Wintergreen Fig, Wintergreen Fig

Overview: The “Wintergreen” cultivar of the Ficus benjamina is characterized by its yellowish green foliage that help give it a glowing appearance. Otherwise, this tree is everything plant lovers appreciate about fig trees. Even indoors, this tree can grow to be over 10-feet tall and makes a statement when used as design element in interior design. The wintergreen weeping fig is relatively easy to care for and just requires plenty of bright, indirect sunlight and moderate watering.

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. 

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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.

Caring for your Ficus Benjamina

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 its 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

276 reviews for Ficus benjamina ‘Wintergreen’

  1. Carol J. (verified owner)

  2. Cameron (verified owner)

  3. Allison (verified owner)

    Exactly as pictured. Plant was packed very well. Shipment took a little over a week from the ship date, so it about 2 weeks total after I ordered.

  4. Karla D. (verified owner)

    The ficus is gorgeous and very healthy

  5. Megan Putman (verified owner)

    I purchased this sweet little tree to gift my daughter with for Christmas as she’s always loved mine. My ficus tree is now huge! I bought it when I was 24 years old, the same age my daughter is now. Ficus trees have a connection with the person who cares for them. I cannot wait to see how big it gets in her care. Thank you for such a beautiful plant!

  6. TERESA (verified owner)

    Only had the plant a few days but seems healthy. Only dropped about 5 leaves — understandably.

  7. Gail Meredith (verified owner)

    Two beautiful new Ficus trees delivered promptly to AZ from FL in perfect condition— so happy to find you as I have been looking for these trees for quite some time—will definitely be ordering from you again

  8. Mary Beth (verified owner)

    My braided Benjamin Ficus arrived looking so full and healthy and happy! I was a bit concerned about how it would fare during shipping, but very few leaves dropped and the plant arrived in great shape!

  9. Shannon Anderson (verified owner)

    The plan is fine BUT the box was destroyed. It was totally torn apart when it was delivered. I emailed the company but no reply as of yet

  10. Nath McCullough (verified owner)

    Very pleased. Look very healthy.

  11. Verified Buyer (verified owner)

    My plant is beautiful, healthy I am so happy with it…thank you for being a company which really cares about how you deliver on your promises.

  12. Judith Winebrenner (verified owner)

    Plant arrived in great condition, healthy, new growth, would definitely order from you again, would highly recommend your company.

  13. Anonymous (verified owner)

  14. Sarah Oldershaw (verified owner)

    I sent this plant to my mom for Mother’s day and she reported that it arrived in very good condition and she loved it!

  15. Leah B. (verified owner)

    Gorgeous plant delivered for our Mom for Mother’s Day! The communication from PlantVine was phenomenal, 10/10 recommend!

  16. Kurt Shelley (verified owner)

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  18. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Notification to ship took 10 days as expected, but the tree arrived safe and sound. It was securely packed and I will order from this company again.

  19. Brian P. (verified owner)

    Plant was in shock…. It’s not looking so well. Been trying to save it.

  20. Jackie (verified owner)

    Great service. Highly recommend.

  21. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Not sure if this tree is going to make it. It looks very sad and tiny, not like this picture.

  22. Nikolas J. (verified owner)

    We love our beautiful wintergreen! The box was dented upon arrival and we noticed a little bit of scrunching with the leaves, but that is no fault of Plantvine. We will absolutely be ordering more plants in the future!

  23. Vicky R. (verified owner)

    Best buying experience ever.
    Thank you.

  24. Maria A. (verified owner)

    Lovely tree. She’s a wonderful young ficus. Settling for now and soon transplanted in a self watering pot near a window. Thank you!

  25. Maureen Hansen (verified owner)

    Can someone email me back please. My tree looks dead.

  26. Michelle (verified owner)

    Arrived in great shape. Great size. Thoroughly pleased.

  27. Jennifer M. (verified owner)

    My plant lost a ton of leaves upon arrival and continues to lose leaves nearly a month later. I believe it was sent with some sort of pest or fungus and this is why it is dying. Very disappointing for an expensive plant purchase.

  28. Susan (verified owner)

    Mine is smaller and scrawnier than every pic you have. I was pretty sad

  29. Susan T. (verified owner)

    Beautiful tree, perfectly packed, arrived safely, excellent communication throughout the process, and detailed care instructions. PlantVine truly cares about their plants and their customers. AAA+

  30. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Unfortunately all the leaves have fallen of and I don’t know what to do.

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Why others chose the Ficus benjamina ‘Wintergreen’

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

I wanted a new plant to add to my plant family

To replace an old ficus

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

Lisaggonzales@yahoo.com

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

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