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Weeping Fig Spire in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Ficus benjamina 'Spire'

 

Weeping Fig 'Spire'

This plant has arching, slender branches with shiny, pointed dark green leaves. There are variegated forms that have white or yellowish blotches. Ficus benjamina can be grown as a small tree or as a multi-stemmed bush. The leaves are very sensitive to small changes in light and if the plant is re-located, it will drop many of its leaves and replace them with new leaves adapted to the new light intensity. 'Spire' is a smaller shrub with slender-pointed, less glossy green leaf, but has a narrow form which needs less light than most Ficus.

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plant Features
  • Weeping Fig Spire likes partial shade to deep shade

    Partial shade to deep shade

  • Weeping Fig Spire likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Weeping Fig Spire is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Weeping Fig Spire likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Weeping Fig 'Spire'

Latin name

Ficus benjamina 'Spire'

type

Evergreens

family

Moraceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Weeping Fig Spire likes partial shade to deep shade

    Partial shade to deep shade

  • Frost

    Weeping Fig Spire is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Weeping Fig Spire likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Weeping Fig Spire likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Weeping Fig Spire is 0.50meters x 1.50meters 0.50 M 1.50 M

Ficus benjamina 'Spire'

This plant has arching, slender branches with shiny, pointed dark green leaves. There are variegated forms that have white or yellowish blotches. Ficus benjamina can be grown as a small tree or as a multi-stemmed bush. The leaves are very sensitive to small changes in light and if the plant is re-located, it will drop many of its leaves and replace them with new leaves adapted to the new light intensity. 'Spire' is a smaller shrub with slender-pointed, less glossy green leaf, but has a narrow form which needs less light than most Ficus.


Planting young plants

From Early Winter TO Late Winter

The various species of ficus require different winter temperatures but they all grow in 4-12 inch pots, according to size, containing potting compost number 2 or a proprietary peat compost. For Benjamina, in winter, provide a temperature of 16 -18C.

 

Propogation by cuttings

From Early Spring TO Early Summer

Increase by cuttings or air layering. Take 2-4 inches of lateral shoots from early spring to early summer insert in equal parts peat and sand and place in a propogating frame with a temperature of 16-18C. When rooted pot into 3 inch pots of the growing compost.

 
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