Weeping fig (also known as the ficus tree) grows slender branches that arch gracefully from flexible grey braided trunks with dense, glossy dark evergreen leaves. The overall shape and elegant appearance of weeping figs grow happily as a Bonsai tree but also makes them a stunning tropical and ever-popular houseplant in homes, offices and interior commercial landscaping. Although sensitive to change, this intelligent plant will drop leaves to adapt new growth in order to capture adequate light, temperature and humidity in its new location.
Bright indirect light or in sunny areas that get some afternoon shade.
Regularly water, and allow for the soil to dry completely between waterings.
As tropical natives, weeping figs prefer high humidity. Misting the leaves in the summer is advised.
Well draining potting mix
The most common problem with the easy-going weeping fig is leaf drop. The ficus tree can lose leaves due to any type of stress, including repotting, lack of nitrogen in the soil, over and underwatering, inadequate light and frequent temperature changes.
Yellowing leaf edges
Change of location
Weeping Fig is a Ficus which means the sap within the plant is generally mildly toxic to most pets and people. It has a milky irritating sap in the stems and leaves that can cause gastrointestinal issues if eaten and skin irritation if the sap is allowed get into small cuts on the skin.