Ficus benjamina 'Variegata'

Variegated weeping fig

Ficus benjamina 'Variegata'

Variegated weeping fig

  • Robust tropical woody plant
  • Hanging branches and leaves
  • Versatile
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There are a number of cultivars of Ficus benjamina. 'Variegata' has striking white variegated leaves. The Weeping fig, an evergreen tree from tropical Asia, is rightly a popular houseplant. It combines an elegant appearance with exceptional ease of care. With its drooping branches and leaves, it is somewhat reminiscent of the silver birch (Betula pendula), therefore its German common name "Birkenfeige" ("birch fig"). The smooth leaves are extended into a "drip tip", like those of many tropical trees. The trunk and branches have a light brown bark. Like many Ficus species, the Weeping fig can grow to a height of about 30 metres, but as an indoor and terrarium plant it does not grow rapidly in height. The growth can be limited by pruning; Ficus benjamina can also be grown as a bonsai.

The Weeping fig will grow in any well-drained soil. This should be kept freshly to moderately moist and may become a little dry at times, but should neither dry out completely nor become waterlogged. This Ficus will respond to rough care by dropping its leaves. When it has grown in well, it can be given a houseplant fertiliser. The light requirement for 'Variegata' is higher than for normal, plain F. benjamina, so it should be placed in a bright position. Intensive lighting or sun is also tolerated. The temperature range is about 18 to 29 °C.

Ficus benjamina is an ideal, robust terrarium plant. It is easy to shape by pruning, can be grown as a shrub or tree and suits terrarium types that mimic tropical dry or monsoon forests as well as rainforest terrariums. The cultivar 'Variegata' with its white and green leaves is particularly effective against a dark background.


Our terrarium plants give every terrarium an individual, natural atmosphere and at the same time provide a healthy environment for all terrarium inhabitants. Our wide range of tropical, subtropical and even arid plants are easy to combine and enhance any terrascape. Whether it's strong succulents, subtle tillandsias, eye-catching neoregelias or wonderful orchids - we offer terrarium plants for different terrascapes from rainforest to desert.

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