Ficus benjamina

Botanical Name: Ficus benjamina

Phonetic: Figh-kus Ben-juh-Mine-uh

Common Name(s): Weeping Fig/Benjamin Tree

Family: Moraceae
Origin: Southeastern Asia to northern Australia and southwestern Pacific
Plant Type: Broadleaf tree
Persistence: Evergreen

Leaf Type: Simple, pointed, oval to elliptic
Number of Leaflets:
Leaf Color: Glossy green
Fall Color: –
Texture: Medium
Density: Dense
Bloom Season: Rarely flowers indoors
Flower Color(s): Insignificant

Exposure: Full sun to part shade, bright indirect light
USDA: 10-12
Climate Zone(s): 
Growth Rate:               
Height: 40-50 Feet
Spread: 25-30 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium
Pest/Diseases: No serious problems, scale, aphids, mealybugs, thrips, spider mites, dieback, leaf spots
Soil: Soil-based potting mix

Features: Pale brownish trunk with a dense cone of foliage, low maintenance
Uses: Ornamental tree or hedge, popular indoor houseplant

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