I’m 'Benny', the Weeping Fig Tree, and native to Southeast Asia and Australia. In the wild, I can grow up to 60 ft tall and can uplift sidewalks and streets if left to my own devices outdoors. But in your home I make a great indoor bonsai and I’ll stay fairly small. I'm also known to be effective in cleaning the air and removing common household air toxins according to the NASA Clean Air Study. My trunk has been shaped to show off these curves, which I'll keep even when I get older.
I love bright conditions but can tolerate partial shade. Being near a window will be the best spot in the home, especially if it gets bright indirect light. I enjoy being outside when the weather is above 50F, but I'll make a good indoor companion year-round nonetheless. Just remember to keep me away from heaters and air conditioners. Strong changes in temperature aren't my friend. To water, submerge my pot up to the rim for 20 minutes. Do this about once every 5-7 or so days, or when my pot starts to get light again. You can safely pinch back my leaves to keep me in shape.
Symbolism:It is legendary in East Asia because it is said that Buddha gained enlightenment under the ficus tree. They are also seen as the link between the human and spirit worlds.
Includes care instructions. Plate sold separately.
Pot Sizes* Small: 4"W x 3"H Medium: 5"W x 3.5"HLarge: 6"W x 4"H
*as no two handmade pots are the same, pot dimensions are best approximations