Weeping Fig Care

Last Updated: August 10, 2022

Basic Weeping Fig Care

You’ll be pleased to know that Weeping Fig plants (often also known as Ficus Benjamina) are super easy to care for and adapt well to a real range of environments. Their lack of complicated care requirements means you’ll often find them in offices and schools as they bring a little bit of wilderness to the space, without needing someone to constantly be caring for it.

The main things to remember are they love all levels of light (though will produce less growth with low light) and really don’t like their soil to get super soggy, so don’t water it as frequently as you would most of your other plant types.

Below you will find our complete Weeping Fig care guide with all the information you need to help your plant thrive.

Detailed Weeping Fig Care

Bright, indirect light is best

Weeping Figs love spots with bright, indirect light. They can deal with some direct light so you don’t need to be too careful about putting it near a window.

Don’t let the soil become waterlogged

Weeping Figs don’t like sitting in water so we recommend watering it with little water but often. This way it keeps the soil moist without ever becoming waterlogged.

Never move your Weeping Fig

One of the most important and unique things to do when caring for a Weeping Fig is keeping it exactly where it is. They hate being moved and this will cause shock so try and find a good spot and leave it be!

Invest in a humidifier

One of the best things you can do for your Weeping Fig is buy a humidifier. This will make sure that the humidity level is high enough for your Weeping Fig as well as at a constant level.

Weeping Figs need to be fertilised often

We recommend fertilising your Weeping Fig once a month during spring and summer using a water-soluble feed. Cut back on the fertiliser during winter though as your plant will be dormant.

Weeping Figs are safe for pets

You don’t need to worry if you have your Weeping Fig around any pets because they are totally safe and non-toxic for them.

Weeping Fig Care FAQs

Common Issues with Weeping Figs

Although Ficus Benjamina plants are pretty fuss-free, this doesn’t mean that you won’t encounter the odd problem from time to time. But don’t worry, as long as you know what to look out for and act quickly, you should be able to get your plant back to full health in no time. 

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