The Weeping Fig 'Kinky'’ is an evergreen member of the Ficus family! Somewhere between bush, shrub and tree, I have delicate branches with small, drooping leaves. My leaves are a rich green, with lighter green shading round the edges. This house plant is purifying and humidifying. The Kinky is a fantastic air purifier, clearing many common household toxins out of the air such as benzene and formaldehyde, both found in everyday items such as sofa upholstery and wallpaper. Weeping Figs are natives of humid environments, the more humid it gets, the more humidity it releases to the air helping relieve respiratory complaints and skin sensitivity.
A true long-life indoor plant: it'll be 10 years until I reach maturity
Very adaptable when it comes to light, soil and climate
A great choice for a modern home
Its leaves are not as large as its close relative, which means it does not take much space
The Weeping fig has been given its name due to its 'weeping habit' and it is also known as the Ficus Tree and Benjamin Tree.
I do not like direct sunlight as it damages my leaves, a mixture of light and shade is best.
I like humid conditions but beware of overwatering me.
I like to be kept warm, so temperatures between 16-24°C are ideal for me.
Fertilize me once a month in the spring and summer, and once every two months in autumn and winter.
Keep me away from pets and children as I can be toxic.
I won't need much pruning. I keep my tree like form as I grow.
If the tips of my leaves are turning brown, and you know it's not due to overwatering, I might need more humidity. You can increase humidity around me by popping me on top of a damp pebble tray.
General Information About Your Plant
I am a a species of flowering plant in the Moraceae family, native to Asia and Australia.