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Weeping Fig 'Golden King'

Ficus benjamina 'Golden 'King'

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Did you know?: Give your weeping fig light trimmings to maintain its shape, beware of the sticky sap that will ooze from fresh cuts. We recommend wearing gloves.

Key Information

Family: Moraceae
Origin: Asia and Australia

Plant Information

Growing Pot size: 17cm
Max Growth: 1.5 - 2meters

Toxicity: This plant contains a latex sap that is toxic if ingested and can cause irritation to the skin and eyes. Sap only appears when the plant’s leaves or branches have been damaged.

The Weeping Fig 'Golden knight' Story

The Weeping Fig 'Golden knight' is a member of the Moraceae family (scientific name: Ficus benjamina). The Moraceae family is commonly referred to as the ‘Mulberry’ family, this is the same family that Figs belong to!

The weeping fig is an incredibly vibrant member of the ficus family. This weeping fig is adorned with mid-green and creamy gold-edged oval leaves. The golden hue of this variegation brightens up any room.

Weeping Figs are exceptional houseplants and can be often found in malls and office buildings. They do well when they are given their own space with lots of bright light. Be mindful that these plants do not like to be moved or stressed by drastically changing conditions. They are famous for throwing a fit and shedding their leaves when they have become stressed. That being said, they are easy to take care of as long as you do not become neglectful.

BBX Top Tip: Create a watering routine early on, this is guaranteed to keep your weeping fig happy! As both under and overwatering are leading causes of rapid leaf loss.

How to Care for Weeping Fig 'Golden King'

Problem #1: Why is my weeping fig drooping?

It is common for weeping figs to droop or lose their leaves after being moved or re-potted. Ensure they are receiving the correct amount of soil.

Problem #2: How do you revive a weeping fig tree?

If your weeping fig is rapidly losing leaves and leaves are turning yellow or curling inwards. This is a telltale sign of dehydration, breaking a small twig to double check. Sap should immediately begin oozing out from the injured spot. Any delay is confirmation that your weeping fig is dehydrated. For severe cases you may need to submerge the base of the pot in water for 20minutes to rehydrate the soil. Allow the soil to drain off excess water before placing it in a warm bright spot.

Problem #3: How often should you water a weeping fig plant?

Establishing a watering schedule is highly recommended. Check your plant every 5-7 day during the growing period. Only water when the top 5cm -8cm of soil have dried, anything more and you will risk your plant becoming stressed. The solid should remain evenly moist.

Signs of Overwatering: Rapid leaf drop is usually a sign of overwatering.

Common Pests: Spider mites, mealybugs, and fungus gnats

Care Instructions

Light

Prefers bright, indirect light, but will tolerate partial shade. Watch out! Direct sun on the leaves will cause the variegation to burn.

Water

Check the water level in the soil once a week. The soil should be ever so slightly damp, not dry. Allowing the soil to dry out completely will cause leaf drop. Water when the top 5 - 8cm of soil has become dry.

Temperature

Being native to South Asia and Australia, the weeping fig prefers temperatures in the range of 16-24°C. With all Indoor tropical plants, they do not react well to cold drafts.

Feeding

Using a balanced fertilizer, follow the directions on the label and feed every two weeks during the growing season (Spring to Early Autumn). During the winter, cut back on feeding to once every 4-6 weeks.

Toxicity

This plant contains a latex sap that is toxic if ingested and can cause irritation to the skin and eyes. Sap only appears when the plant’s leaves or branches have been damaged.

Care

Use a damp cloth, and gently wipe the top and underside of the leaves. This should be done every two weeks to prevent dust build-up or pests from taking up residence.

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