Ficus benjamina ‘Danielle’

Weeping Fig

Known as the Weeping fig, Ficus benjamina ‘Danielle’ is a striking indoor plant renowned for its deep green glossy foliage and naturalistic form.

Its non-uniform shape makes it a perfect plant to create a softer, more organic ambience in an indoor space.

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Origin: Tropical and subtropical Asia and N. Australia
Genus: Ficus
Species / Cultivar: benjamina 'Danielle'
Common Name: Weeping Fig

Plant Biography

Ficus benjamina is native to Asia and Australia, in fact it’s the official tree of Bangkok, and can grow to a stunning 30 metres tall in its natural environment. In the UK climate, however, it’s perfectly suited as a stunning indoor feature plant and there are a number of different cultivars with different foliage to choose from.

What’s more, according to a study conducted by NASA, Ficus benjamina is effective at cleansing airborne toxins such as formaldehyde, xylene and toluene which are emitted by a number of household products.

Ficus benjamina ‘Danielle’
Light: Bright Indirect
This plant likes sun, but keep out of direct sunlight. Best placed in an area near a window.
Soil: Indoor Potting Mix
Enjoys moist well drained soil with composted organics and some drainage material.
Temperature: 15-25°C
Temperature range at which this plant is healthiest and grows best.
Growth Rate: Slow
Expect to see quite small amounts of growth over the years.
Final Size: Tall
Final size will work as a large stand-alone specimen plant.
Water Requirement: Light Watering
Water when several cm of soil depth is dry to the touch. Water must draining easily away.
Humidity: Medium
Easygoing in regular home conditions, keep away from cold draughts and heat sources.
Maintenance: A little
Easy to care for, just keep an eye on any extra environmental needs such as humidity.

Expert Tip

This plant is sensitive to changes of setting and may drop leaves if moved to a new location, but it should replaced with healthy new growth after a short time.
Care & Size Guidance

Care & Size Guidance

Ficus benjamina is easy to care for, it only requires bright indirect light, good humidity and consistent temperatures. This plant is sensitive to changes of setting and may drop leaves if moved to a new location, but it should replaced with healthy new growth after some time.

Water when the top few cm of soil is dry to the touch, and make sure the soil never sits in standing water.

Feed in the growing season and be sure not to over water in the darker months. It may be advisable to turn regularly if the sunlight reaches it from one side only, and foliage is likely to burn if kept in too direct sun – for instance when too close to south facing windows.

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