Cutflower Nomenclature

Scientific/Botanical Name:

Genus: Ficus

Specie: F. benjamina


English Name:


Common Name:

Weeping Fig, Benjamin's Fig, or the Ficus Tree

Botanical Family:

Name in Latin: Moraceae

Name in English: mulberry family or fig family

The Plant

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


Blooming Period:

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.

Special handling:

Special feature/remarks:

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