Weeping Figs are well-branched, evergreen trees that make handsome house plants. Ficus Benjamina ‘Nicole’ is a particularly attractive variety with glossy, variegated foliage that cloaks it’s gently weeping branches. Each olive green leaf is edged with an irregular creamy-yellow margin, reflecting the light to dazzling effect. Over time, this slow-growing house plant will form a tall specimen shrub that will create a magnificent focal point in your home. Perfect for filling the corner of a brightly lit room.
Most ficus trees enjoy bright indirect or filtered light with variegated varieties happily able to take medium light. Bright, direct light may result in scalding of the leaves and leaf loss. Ficus trees also cannot tolerate low temperatures or drafts. They need to be kept in temperatures above 60 F. (16 C.) and actually prefer temperatures above 70 F. (21 C.). Cold drafts from windows or doors will harm them, so make sure to place them somewhere where drafts will not be an issue. It’s important to maintain a relatively high humidity around the plant. Regular misting or setting the Ficus tree on a pebble tray filled with water is a great way to increase their humidity, but keep in mind that while they like high humidity, they don’t like overly wet roots. Therefore, when watering, always check the top of the soil first. If the top of the soil is wet, don’t water as this means they have enough moisture. If the top of the soil feels dry to the touch, this indicates that they need water.