How to grow Ficus benjamina

Ficus benjamina grow and care – tree of the genus Ficus and also known as Ficus tree, Ficus benjamina perennial evergreen plant, although can be grown asĀ  the fruit are edible mostly used as ornamental plant, can grow in tropic, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+

Ficus benjamina leaves

Leaves color can be light to dark green some cultivars can be with white and green.

Flower color yellow and the size small.

Fruit edible small round in colors red-purple.

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How to grow Ficus benjamina growing and care:

Frost free

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed

Is it necessary to graft in Ficus benjamina?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
More for design

Size of the plant?
1-20 m, 3-60 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
Yellow small flowers

Pollination is done by:
Bees, flies

Edible Fruit

Fruit harvest season:

Fruits pests or diseases:
Bats, birds

What can be done with big quantities of Ficus benjamina fruits?
Eat raw, jams

Work requirements on the fruit:
there is enough fruits for all

How long does it take to bear fruit?
2-3 years

Scientific name:

Ficus benjamina

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Harvest season

Leaf color

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone