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Ficus benjamina 'Wintergreen' - Weeping Fig



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    Ficus benjamina                      

    FY-kus ben-jah-MEE-nah

    Common Names: Weeping Fig, Benjamin’s Fig, Golden Fig, Java Fig, Tropical Laurel, Chinese Banyan

    Family: Moraceae

    Origin: Tropical Asia & Northern Australia

    Growth: Upwards, branching

    Light: Full sun

    Foot Candles: 250+

    Water: Keep evenly moist

    Humidity: 30% - 60%

    Temperature: 18°C - 35°C

    Soil: Well draining potting mix

    Container: Self-watering planter

    Nutrients: 15-10-10 Monthly  

    Propagation: Seed or grafting

    Interiorscape Use: Large potted plant, atrium

    Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips.

    Common Issues: Root rot when sitting in water. Leaf drop with insufficient light or watering. Will develop aerial roots with higher humidity.

    Comments: A very common indoor tree. The sap will quickly ooze from any wound on the tree and resembles milk. One of the most popular trees for indoor bonsai.

    Toxicity:  Can cause itching of eyes, coughing and wheezing following frequent contact; skin irritation with itching, redness, and stinging following contact and exposure to sunlight, as well as gastrointestinal irritation. Rarely effects humans but pets are more vulnerable, especially if any part of plant is ingested. 

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