A popular houseplant for many years, Weeping Figs are the perfect living feature to bring year-round greenery to a plain space.
When it comes to houseplants, Ficus benjamina 'Danielle' (Weeping Fig) is a real classic and has long been a very popular choice for good reason. Not only does it provide year-round lushness and greenery with its dainty pointed and glossy evergreen leaves, but it brings ambience to your home and also helps to purify the air. This shrubby houseplant acts as a wonderful long-term feature which you can enjoy watching grow slowly and steadily into a beautiful and eventually quite sizeable plant. It loves a bright spot but doesn't need direct sunlight, so it's perfect for showing off in the parts of your home or office which are further back from the window. Naturally low maintenance, this easy-care houseplant is ideal for anyone who doesn't have a lot of time or houseplant know-how.
Reliable, easy to grow with year-round interest - it's no wonder that this houseplant has become a classic favourite!
Please note that the pot in the photograph is for illustrative purposes only and is not supplied with the plant.
Plant Type: Houseplant
Hardiness: H1 Very tender. Indoor plant suitable for home or conservatory.
Plant Height & Spread (at maturity): 2m x 1.5m (Mature age: 5 Years)
Foliage Colour: Green
Aromatic Foliage: No
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Soil Type: Acid, Alkaline, Loam, Sandy
Soil Drainage: Well Drained
Light Exposure: Part Shade
Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Weeping Fig is happy in any bright indoor space, particularly in rooms with higher humidity levels, such as kitchens and bathrooms. They prefer to be out of direct sunlight, so are best positioned slightly away from a sunny window. When they're happy, these shrubby plants produce new branches and leaves throughout spring and summer. As the root system grows it will need repotting every few years into a slightly larger pot each time, using multipurpose or houseplant compost.
Water them regularly during the summer months when in growth, but allow them to fully dry out between waterings and don't let them sit in wet soil. Mist the leaves regularly, especially in rooms where humidity is low. Poke your finger into the compost and if it feels dry give it a little water, allowing the water to drain out of the bottom of the pot. During winter, it will only need very occasional watering.
For best results, feed two to three times during spring and summer using a houseplant fertiliser. Before feeding, ensure the compost is already slightly moist with water otherwise that feed could burn the roots.
The only pruning required is the occasional removal of dead leaves and branches, which should be snipped off with a sharp pair of secateurs.