Indoor Weeping Fig Tree To Brighten Your Space

Everytime I welcome a new plant into our home, I make sure I research how to look after it, what it likes, what it doesn’t, does it like full sun, will it tolerate shade and what I should feed it? seems like a lot of work doesn’t it? A previous post on the plants in my home… Air Purifying Plants, will explain why Im introducing so much greenery into the house.

I found out that Weeping Fig Trees or the Ficus Benjamina can be very tempremental, for instance, they dont like change, a weeping fig may go into shock when moved from their original position, the change in lighting and humidity can lead to the tree dropping their leaves in order to produce new growth, which means that for a time the plant will look quite bare and sparse. So its advised, that when you do find a spot for your plant, make sure its the right one, even turning it slightly, can lead to the process starting again. Great, just what I need a moody tree!!

I didnt find my new tree at a garden centre, I found it on ebay of all places, the plant had grown so large, that the owners just didnt have the space for it anymore, so I put a bid in and won it for the grand price of 13.00. Ive decided that rescuing plants is my new thing! You’d be amazed how many preloved plants are listed on selling sites. Even the ones that have been neglected can still be brought back with a little attention. This tree would have cost me a bundle had I gone to a garden centre.

The branches have grown quite wildly in all directions and it would definately benefit from a prune, but like I said im dealing with a moody tree, so i’m going to allow her some time to settle in before I start to tidy the shape. The lady we bought it off made us promise to take good care of it, it had been in her home for over 15 years and she’d nurtured it from a tiny plant right upto the 6ft it is now. The tree looks fabulous in its new spot and as yet no tantrum has been thrown and no leaves have been shed, long may it last.



  1. Paige Williams
    August 19, 2017 / 4:16 am

    I ordered the weeping fig tree seeds, it came with 10. Do I plant them separately or together?

    • Oh Homely Girl
      August 19, 2017 / 9:43 am

      Its quite difficult to grow ficus benjamina from seed, i would use all 10 ,plant them under a thin layer of soil, keep the pot in a warm place,keep the soil moist, not sodden and place a clear bag over the pot in a light room but out of direct sun. Hope that helps
      Kelly x

  2. August 20, 2017 / 3:25 pm

    Oh, memories! My gran had one like yours on her balcony. It still stands there under the Spanish sun. I can’t believe you got it so cheap, and it looks pretty healthy as well. It’s a pleasant change from the broad-leaf tree trend.

    • Oh Homely Girl
      August 24, 2017 / 9:22 am

      Thanks Juan, what a lovely memory, I would happily live with this tree under the spanish sun! The tree is actually doing great, she seems to like her new home x

  3. September 8, 2017 / 9:55 am

    Love this post. I liked weeping fig tree. Thanks for sharing.

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