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Ficus Benjamina Evergreen 4 inch

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Weeping fig (Ficus benjamina's common name) grows as a large broadleaf evergreen tree in tropical and subtropical climates, but it is more often grown as a houseplant and used in interior commercial landscaping. The ficus tree is known for its longevity, living between 20 to 50 years. If you're feeling committed, this is the plant for you!

This elegant plant has slender branches that arch gracefully from a light gray trunk, with dense, glossy dark leaves. When the Ficus benjamina tree is grown indoors, the plants are normally pruned to keep them about 3 feet to 6 feet tall, and their trunks are sometimes braided for decorative appeal. It is a fast grower and may need to be repotted up to once per year, but do so in the early spring for best results. Weeping fig is toxic to humans and pets.

Ficus benamina grows best in bright indirect light and can even handle some direct sun in the morning. In its native habitat, it is often grown in semi-shady conditions, but indoors it needs good light to thrive. You must find a good, bright spot for it and keep it there as this plant is known for being finnicky about being move, even if it is to find better lighting conditions. So it's best not to experiment with trying to find the right spot.

Water when the soil is slightly dry, but don’t overwater, about once a week. Be consistent. Use room temperature water.