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Weeping Fig – Ficus benjaminia

(200 seeds)

$4.15

Stunning aerial roots, a dense rounded canopy and gracefully drooping branches.

A very tough and forgiving tree, this species is a real favourite for beginners to bonsai. Whilst naturally producing "banyan" aerial roots, this plant can be styled into dramatic air root and root over rock styles.The trunk thickens rapidly, and the stems are easily wired into just about any shape.  
 

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A very tough and forgiving tree, this species is a real favourite for beginners to bonsai. Whilst naturally producing "banyan" aerial roots, this plant can be styled into dramatic air root and root over rock styles.The trunk thickens rapidly, and the stems are easily wired into just about any shape.  

Bonsai Location

Indoor or Outdoor

Bonsai Difficulty

Beginner

Bonsai Styles

Any

Bonsai Size

Small (0-25cm), Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)

Position/Sunlight

Full Sun

Additional Features

Attracts Birds, Easy Care Plants

In the Garden

Native to areas of northern Australia and South East Asia, the Weeping Fig has gracefully drooping branches and large waxy deep green leaves that has made it a favourite for landscapers and indoor plantscapers. In cooler climates this tree will grow to a smaller size and makes a tough and attractive indoor plant.

Propagation

As a tropical species, this plant will not tolerate frost and in cooler climates will need to be protected in winter. A very versatile tree, this species manages well in poor, acidic and alkaline soils. It will produce fruit which can stain cars/walkways and it should be planted away from high traffic areas. It’s shallow and aggressive roots can affect structures. Best used as a pot plant!

Common Name:Weeping Fig
Scientific Name:Ficus benjaminia
Seeds Per Packet:Approx 200
Climate:Arid/Semi Arid, Subtropical, Tropical
Hardiness:4 (0 to 5 °C)
Ideal Soil pH:Any
Soil Type:Chalk, Clay, Loam, Saline, Sand, Silt
Position/Sunlight:Full Sun
Watering:Medium
Flower Colour:Unremarkable
Bonsai Location:Indoor or Outdoor
Bonsai Difficulty:Beginner
Bonsai Styles:Any
Bonsai Size:Small (0-25cm), Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)
Tree Full Height:25-50m
Tree Full Width:15-25m
Foliage:Evergreen
Foliage Colour:Green
Seasons Of Interest:Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
Climate:Arid/Semi Arid, Subtropical, Tropical
Additional Features:Attracts Birds, Easy Care Plants
Growing Information

In the Garden

Native to areas of northern Australia and South East Asia, the Weeping Fig has gracefully drooping branches and large waxy deep green leaves that has made it a favourite for landscapers and indoor plantscapers. In cooler climates this tree will grow to a smaller size and makes a tough and attractive indoor plant.

Propagation

As a tropical species, this plant will not tolerate frost and in cooler climates will need to be protected in winter. A very versatile tree, this species manages well in poor, acidic and alkaline soils. It will produce fruit which can stain cars/walkways and it should be planted away from high traffic areas. It’s shallow and aggressive roots can affect structures. Best used as a pot plant!

Product Details
Common Name:Weeping Fig
Scientific Name:Ficus benjaminia
Seeds Per Packet:Approx 200
Climate:Arid/Semi Arid, Subtropical, Tropical
Hardiness:4 (0 to 5 °C)
Ideal Soil pH:Any
Soil Type:Chalk, Clay, Loam, Saline, Sand, Silt
Position/Sunlight:Full Sun
Watering:Medium
Flower Colour:Unremarkable
Bonsai Location:Indoor or Outdoor
Bonsai Difficulty:Beginner
Bonsai Styles:Any
Bonsai Size:Small (0-25cm), Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)
Tree Full Height:25-50m
Tree Full Width:15-25m
Foliage:Evergreen
Foliage Colour:Green
Seasons Of Interest:Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
Climate:Arid/Semi Arid, Subtropical, Tropical
Additional Features:Attracts Birds, Easy Care Plants

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