This plant has beautiful green and white leaves .It’s foliage provides a striking contrast to any summer outdoor landscape. The leaves are somewhat waxy and are very smooth. It is a good plant for a high light indoor setting. This variety of Ficus Benjamina is supposed to shed fewer leaves than others in the weeping fig family.
The Ficus benjamina also know as ‘weeping fig’ is one of the most popular houseplants in the world. (Seems like there are a lot of plants in that category huh? But probably that’s cos the world is after all a big place)
F. benjamina has a tendency to shed leaves easily: you move it, it drops leaves; the watering schedule changes, it drops leaves. (Guess that’s why its called the weeping plant, it weeps pretty much for any change) If you plan to purchase a ficus benjamina for indoors, look for darker-leaved varietals as they are more likely to be tolerant of low-light conditions. And as with most indoor plants, do not overwater it or drown it. Once the plant has adjusted to a light setting, try not to change its location (it will weep trust me). But not every time it cries is for no reason. If its losing a lot of leaves, try supplementing with a little magnesium and manganese.