How To Grow Weeping Fig

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Weeping figs (Ficus benjamina) are lush tropical looking rainforest trees that make great indoor plants. They like a warm, brightly lit spot away from direct sunlight and love humidity.

Weeping figs also prefer to be kept in the one position and can be stressed if moved around the house. They are great air quality improvers too, helping to remove indoor air pollutants like formaldehyde.

Position – Indoors in a warm brightly lit spot away from direct sunlight
Water – Regular watering
Soil – Well drained, slightly moist but not too wet
When To Grow – All year round

How To Grow:

Step 1: Choose a pot at least 300mm wide and deep. Position indoors in a warm, brightly lit spot away from direct sunlight.
Step 2: Fill chosen pot with quality potting mix, such as Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter.
Step 3: Plant into pot and water in well. Apply Yates Thrive All Purpose Liquid Plant Food every fortnight from spring to autumn to promote healthy plants with glossy foliage.
Step 4: Do not overwater. Feel the potting mix, if it feels dry then re-water, if it feels moist then leave watering for another few days.
Step 5: Re-potting should only be carried out once the plant has become root bound and growth has slowed significantly. Re-potting can stress the plant and cause leaves to drop.

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