Specie: F. benjamina
Weeping Fig, Benjamin's Fig, or the Ficus Tree
Name in Latin: Moraceae
Name in English: mulberry family or fig family
Origin: native to south and southeast Asia and Australia.
Growth Habit: topiary tree reaching 30 metres (98 ft.) tall, very popular house plant in temperate areas, due to its elegant growth and tolerance of poor growing conditions
Leaf: Small leaves, very dark green. Long, oval with an acuminate tip
Beautiful , dense
Care and Handling
Soil: peat based compost , do not over pot
Amount of water: Water carefully, never allow soil to dry right out. Moderate amount of watering in summer, and only enough to keep it from drying out in the winter
Nutrition: Feed every two weeks during the spring and summer with a water soluble fertilizer.
The leaves are very sensitive to small changes in light. When it is turned around or re-located it reacts by dropping many of its leaves and replacing them with new leaves adapted to the new light intensity. Effective filter indoor air toxins