Ficus benjamina ‘Wintergreen’

(245 customer reviews)

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

245 reviews for Ficus benjamina ‘Wintergreen’

  1. Angie M. (verified owner)

    Tree was beautiful when I received it. I think it was extra shocked when the FedEx man threw it at my porch. Hopefully it will pull out.

  2. Kari (verified owner)

    Very saddened when I opened this up and out came the white flies, every leaf that was still intact had at least one fly on it. Just disappointed as there’s nothing I can do to stop that on my end. Other online plants stores I’ve never ever had problem with pests until now.

  3. Ingrid Kunstel (verified owner)

    It is dropping quite a few leaves. Hope that stops soon.

  4. Anonymous (verified owner)

    So far my beautiful little ficus tree looks quite happy in it’s new corner… very pleased with service and quality.

  5. Anonymous (verified owner)

    The plant arrived well packed and seemed healthy, but turned out to be quite smaller in size than expected.

  6. Jessica B. (verified owner)

    Love my tree. Well packaged and shipped quickly. Excellent customer service.

  7. Catherina B. (verified owner)

    Awesome plants! arrived fast, healthy, and are loving their new home.. thanks!

  8. Peter D. (verified owner)

    The plant was boxed very well and traveled without damage. The plant itself looked great when I received it and was not damaged at all.

  9. Anonymous (verified owner)

  10. Shawna (verified owner)

    I purchased a large, braided variegated Benjamin Fig for my mom a few years ago from PlantVine. It arrived in such great condition, bug free, and has been thriving ever since that I decided to get a smaller wintergreen fig for myself. It was packed so well. Minimal loose soil was in the box and the plant looked great! I’ve had it 5 days and it has lost only a few leaves, which is to be expected. If you are on the fence about purchasing a plant online, don’t be if purchasing from PlantVine. They even send you a pic of your plant ahead of shipment. I could tell it really was the same plant because of a cute little branch with a single little leaf that stuck up above the canopy of rest of the plant. It’s still there.

  11. Sean (verified owner)

    Healthy Plant. The height didn’t match the picture. I wish I would have purchased the extra large.

  12. KREIG TEAGUE (verified owner)

    This single trunk Ficus was hard to locate But this one from Plantvine is both strong and beautiful! Thank you !

  13. robert p. (verified owner)

    Purchased the extra large and received a tree that was up to my chin (I’m only 5’9″) The girl in the photo must be at least a foot shorter than me. Quality is good. But very compact, almost like a globular topiary. Not mad, but feel a bit misled.

  14. Seymour S. (verified owner)

    My large Ficus plant arrive in good shape and is adapting well to its new home. I found plantvine to be responsive to my questions and a responsible vendor, in general.

  15. Amanda F. (verified owner)

    I’ve never ordered plants online before. The plant looked great when it arrived. Would definitely buy again.

  16. Brianna Bayardo (verified owner)

  17. Ingrid E. (verified owner)

    Arrived in great condition! Made a perfect birthday gift 🙂

  18. Samona (verified owner)

    Leaves are shedding

  19. Anna (verified owner)

    After only the first week the tree lost 70 % of leaves. I am very sad about it.

  20. Mary Kay Star (verified owner)

    I’ve had Micus the Ficus for 4 days now 😀. He’s doing great and seems to be adjusting well. Packing and directions were perfect. I would recommend purchasing another plant from PlantVine.

  21. 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.

  22. Steven M. DeFord (verified owner)

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

  23. Ellen (verified owner)

    My daughter reports that she loves the plant.

  24. Karen A. (verified owner)

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

  25. 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

  26. 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.

  27. Jason Staats (verified owner)

    All the leaves are falling off of the tree.

  28. Karen (verified owner)

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

  29. Wesley Church (verified owner)

    Great tree and nicely packaged for shipping

  30. 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.

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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

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

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