Common Names: Weeping Fig, Benjamin’s Fig, Golden Fig, Java Fig, Tropical Laurel, Chinese Banyan
Origin: Tropical Asia & Northern Australia
Growth: Upwards, branching
Light: Full sun
Foot Candles: 250+
Water: Keep evenly moist
Humidity: 30% - 60%
Temperature: 18°C - 35°C
Soil: Well draining potting mix
Container: Self-watering planter
Nutrients: 15-10-10 Monthly
Propagation: Seed or grafting
Interiorscape Use: Large potted plant, atrium
Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips.
Common Issues: Root rot when sitting in water. Leaf drop with insufficient light or watering. Will develop aerial roots with higher humidity.
Comments: A very common indoor tree. The sap will quickly ooze from any wound on the tree and resembles milk. One of the most popular trees for indoor bonsai.
Toxicity: Can cause itching of eyes, coughing and wheezing following frequent contact; skin irritation with itching, redness, and stinging following contact and exposure to sunlight, as well as gastrointestinal irritation. Rarely effects humans but pets are more vulnerable, especially if any part of plant is ingested.