Scientific name: Ficus Benjamina
Ficus, the genus to which the edible fig tree belongs, is abundant throughout most of the world with many different varieties. This family of plants is amongst customers first selection. Their appearances do vary greatly from one kind to another. They can live outdoors as well as indoors.
Ficus Benjamina is the most common one available in our store. Commonly known as weeping fig, because of its tendency to shedding (weeping) lots of its leaves, as a sign of unhappiness to its recently changed position. Some have braided stems, to be used as focal points, in houses and gardens alike. Moderately difficult to look after, due to its peculiarity for choosing the right spot.
Good light, being as close as possible to a window. Inadequate light makes leave fall in abundance.
They like warm temperature (20C to 35C).
Weeping figs do not like being overwatered, as this will cause the leaves to turn yellow and fall. Make sure to water only when the compost feels dry.
These plants can be fed regularly, as shown on labels of plant food. Egyptian weather helps them to grow almost all year round.
Varieties of Weeping Fig available in store