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Ficus benjamina ‘Monique’

Weeping fig

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  • Ficus benjamina ‘Monique’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Ficus benjamina ‘Monique’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Features

  • Height10m
  • Growth HabitBroad bushy
  • Leaf ColourShiny green

Description

Ficus benjamina ‘Monique’ (Weeping fig). Dark green elliptical glossy leaves with wavy margins are held in a dense growth habit.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Shrub or Tree

Other common names

Fig

Origin

Asia

Interest and use

Container, specimen.

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  • Ficus benjamina ‘Monique’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH5.0 to 6.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are frost hardy to frost tender, min 5-18C. They prefer full light or partial shade with fertile, well- drained soil. You should water the potted specimens moderately, and very little when temperatures are low.

Propagation

Propagate by seed in spring or by leaf-bud, stem-tip cuttings or by air layering in summer.

Figs have an obligate mutualism with Fig wasps. Only the Fig wasp can pollinate Figs and they can only reproduce in Fig flowers.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mites and scale insects could be a problem.

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