The Weeping Beauty of the Plant World

Meet Ficus benjamina, also known as the Weeping Fig, a charming plant that brings a touch of the tropics to any indoor setting. This domestic plant is not just a pretty face; it's also a model plant that serves as a green barrier in your home or office.

Ficus benjamina

All Light Conditions

Highly adaptable to any lighting conditions, from dark to sunny.

Very Low Water Needs

Thrives in dry conditions (once every two weeks), rarely needs watering.

Prefers Loamy or Sandy Soils

Best in loamy or sandy soils. Rocky soil may pose moderate challenges.

Moderately Adaptable Soil pH

Can thrive in acidic to neutral pH ranges.

Safe For Humans

No known toxic effects.

Safe for Pets

No known safety risks to pets and livestock.


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About Ficus benjamina

Ficus benjamina stands tall, reaching heights between 5 and 30 feet, and spreading out between 3 and 30 feet in width. Its eye-catching leaves are verdant, striped, and milky, creating a lush canopy that's a sight to behold. And let's not forget about its unique flowers that come in a variety of colors, including onyx, olive, tangerine, mauve, and maroon.

Did you know that Ficus benjamina is also known as the 'Benjamin-tree'? It's a fun nickname that adds to the plant's charm!

Also known as

Benjamin fig
Java fig
Malayan banyan
Oval-leaf figtree
Small-leaved rubber plant
Weeping Chinese Banyan
Weeping fig


While Ficus benjamina is a feast for the eyes, it's not meant for your dinner plate. This plant is classified as toxic, so it's best to admire its beauty from a safe distance.

Our design recommendations

Ficus benjamina is a versatile plant that can be used in a variety of design settings. Its lush foliage makes it an ideal choice for creating a green barrier or privacy screen. Plus, its unique leaf color and pattern add a touch of exotic appeal to any indoor space. Ficus benjamina is a perfect choice for indoor planting. It thrives in vessels and can be used to add a touch of greenery to your living room, office, or even your bathroom!