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Ficus Benjamina / Weeping Fig

Ficus Benjamina / Weeping Fig

Pot Type: Plastic Pot

Regular price Dhs. 140.00
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A Green Jewel in the UAE Landscape

In the heart of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where arid landscapes are the norm, the Ficus Benjamina, also known as the Weeping Fig or Benjamin's Fig, stands out as a lush, green jewel. Ficus Benjamina's history is a testament to its enduring popularity and the intrinsic connection between humans and plants. From its sacred origins in Southeast Asia to its widespread use as an indoor plant, it has played a significant role in various cultures and continues to be cherished for its beauty and contribution to indoor environments.

This popular houseplant is a testament to the enduring beauty of nature and the versatility of plant life in this desert climate. The Ficus Benjamina is a graceful and evergreen tree that can thrive both indoors and outdoors in the UAE. With its glossy green leaves and a graceful, weeping growth habit, it has become a beloved ornamental plant that adds a touch of elegance to any setting.

Light Requirements

To thrive in the UAE's intense sun, Ficus Benjamina plants require bright, indirect sunlight. While they can handle some direct sun, it's essential to protect them from the harsh midday rays. Place them near a window with sheer curtains or in a location with filtered light for optimal growth.

Watering

Balancing the need for moisture can be challenging in the desert climate, but Ficus Benjamina plants appreciate consistent moisture. Water the plant when the top inch of the soil is dry to the touch. Be cautious not to overwater, as this can lead to root rot. It's essential to maintain a proper watering schedule.

Humidity

The UAE's arid environment can lack the humidity Ficus Benjamina plants prefer. To mimic the conditions they thrive in, you can increase humidity levels by using a humidifier or placing a tray of water and pebbles near the plant. Regular misting can also help.

Pruning and Shaping

Ficus Benjamina plants can grow quite tall and bushy. Regular pruning and shaping are essential to maintain an attractive and manageable size. Prune during the spring or early summer when the plant is actively growing.

Fertilization

Ficus Benjamina plants benefit from regular feeding during the growing season. Use a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer to provide essential nutrients for healthy growth.

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