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Braided Benjamina Ficus Tree

Ficus benjamina

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-t- Planting Mix
Braided Benjamina Ficus Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Braided Benjamina Ficus Tree get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- Planket™ - Frost & Cold Protection
PLanket 10-20 ft.

Protect your sensitive plants and shrubs with the Planket™

Benefits include:

  1. Lightweight fabric allows your plants to breather while also protecting them from the frost and cold winds.

  2. 6ft. round size makes it easy to protect sensitive container plants.

Add A Decorative Pot

Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
(hardy down to 20℉)

Growing Zones 8-11 outdoors
4-11 patio
8-11 outdoors

You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

8-10 ft. Potted

Mature Width:

3-5 ft.


Full Sun, Partial Sun


2 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:

Very Adaptable

Botanical Name:

Ficus benjamina

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Low Maintenance Indoor/Outdoor Ficus

-Easy to grow
-Drought tolerant
-Pest and disease resistant
-Ideal as a Potted Plant

The Benjamina Ficus Tree is a very popular landscaping tree, but recently it has been even more popular as a potted patio plant.

Benjamina Ficus Trees, also known as the Weeping Fig, look great when potted up and placed near doors, entry ways or even gardens. Once it gets cold, bring it inside, near a warm window, and you get a beautiful house plant, too!

We've seen these versatile trees potted up in kitchens, sunrooms, and even living rooms. All it needs is a sunny spot in your home and it thrives!

When potted, they only grow up to 8-10 ft. tall, so you don't have to worry about it getting too big for your home!

Benjamina Ficus Trees are excellent for shearing and sculpting.
This lovely tree with highly glossed deep green leaves can adapt to so many uses its amazing. The foliage has a natural weeping habit that is very ornamental. It is also very dense, so you can easily shape it into any form you'd like. If you choose to plant them in your landscape, you can easily sculpt them or leave them to grow into naturally formed beauty.

Benjamina Ficus Trees are evergreen in mild climates.
Your ficus will survive the occasional freeze. However, if you live in colder climates, be sure to bring it indoors during the winter months, and it won't drop its leaves.

Very Low Maintenance!
The Benjamina Outdoor Ficus Tree is so easy to grow, it can even go long periods of the day with no sunlight at all! This is a no-fuss tree... just give it some water and a little sun, and it won't give you any trouble. That's all there is to it - it's easy to grow this handsome tree in places where many other plants are unhappy.

Establishing Outdoor Ficus Trees is easier with well developed roots.
The easiest plants to grow will always be those with developed, sturdy root systems. For this reason, Fast Growing Trees holds all of our stock in the nursery a year longer than most other nurseries. We want your new Outdoor Ficus Tree to arrive ready to add instant beauty to your yard, allowing you to just sit back and enjoy watching it grow.

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Customer Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
20 Reviews
5 Stars
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1 Stars
Love these ficus trees
I bought two Benjamina Ficus trees for my patio (one on each side of a picture window) to provide more privacy. They look beautiful and are doing great (had them about a year now). They can be shaped easily with pruning.
September 15, 2014
Campbell, CA
over 4 years ago
Growing Zone:
I don't have a green thumb
I am hopeful that this will be a good, healthy and vibrant tree. I chose it because it seems like a low maintenance indoor plant. A lot of leaves have dropped and that is my concern. I am watering it and it is not in direct sunlight, though it is in an all season room that gets a lot of light. I find leaves on the floor everyday.
July 30, 2015
over 2 years ago
Beautifull Trees
I purchased two Ficus Trees and they came in perfect condition. I planted them in large pots, one for the front porch and one for the patio. They did not drop a lot of leaves or in anyway did they look shocked from their "box trip" to my home.
The entwined tree trunks add to their beauty. The leaves are a wonderful deep green. I could not be more happy with my Ficus Trees.
December 12, 2015
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
Tender at First
When we got it, the tree came fast and dropped a lot of leaves....we thought it would die so I moved it outside in a pot....and it is growing more lose I love it....
and thanks ever so.....Ami in GA
July 24, 2015
Growing Zone:
Exceptional Quality
I ordered four potted ficus trees from Fast Growing Trees. Each tree arrived quickly and in excellent condition. They have continued to flourish and look beautiful in my home. It's obvious to me the care and talent that goes into cultivating these trees. I haven't had them long enough to rate growth rate. Eleanor Tainor
June 10, 2016
Beach Haven, NJ
1 year ago
Love it
I've had my Ficus for 5 months and it's doing very well in my Aviary! It dropped a few leaves in the beginning ,but after month it settled down and began replacing them. I use Full spectrum fluorescent lights in my aviary which it it seems to like, but only downside is that I have to turn it every other week . I've noticed that if don't the leaves/stems lean towards the light giving it an uneven look. All in all i love it so do the birds.
i've had my Ficus for 5 months and it's doing very well in my Aviary.
i've had my Ficus for 5 months and it's doing very well in my Aviary.
December 27, 2016
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Tree arrived in perfect condition. There were no dead leaves. Planted it right away and already see new growth.
April 23, 2016
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
I've just had the tree for a week, but so far it is beautiful and green. Hasn't had time to grow. Ask me later.
August 8, 2015
over 2 years ago
I love my braided ficus. It is such a beautiful addition to our home. I live in MD, so my ficus is in my home.
October 12, 2016
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Nice Plant
This Ficus tree was delivered in pretty good shape. I wish the trunk had not been twisted, but it looks good. I was really hoping for a tree that had one trunk and full top, but I am happy with my purchase.
June 19, 2016
Texas City, TX
1 year ago
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Braided Benjamina Ficus Tree

Braided Benjamina Ficus Tree  Planting Diretions

The Benjamin ficus (or “Ficus benjamina) is a beautiful tree that is a genuine decoration for any home. Maturing to a manageable height of about 8 feet tall these are a very low maintenance, disease and pest resistant trees that will almost thrive on neglect. The ficus tree is actually a relative of the fig family just with more of a weeping appearance. One of the perks of the tree is that it maintains its own tree-like shape making it an ideal houseplant. The trees can be planted outdoors providing they’re within zones 8-11 but are typically sought after for the beauty they can add to any room in your home from being potted.

Choosing a location: The ficus does not tolerate drafts or low temperatures so try and find a spot where it will never drop below 60 degrees (Fahrenheit). They enjoy a bright or filtered sun exposure, but try to avoid direct sun which will result in scalding of the leaves.

Important Planting Tip: Benjamina ficus trees are not very “needy” when it comes to their care or upkeep but the initial potting/planting procedure is very important to the tree’s health. The best thing to do is to remove the tree from its pot and dunk the entire root system in a bucket of water. Submerge the tree’s roots and make sure there are NO AIR POCKETS that may have gotten into the root ball. Shake the tree a little, twist it back and forth in a clockwise/counterclockwise motion while it is submerged to ensure ALL air bubbles have come out of the root area. Now proceed with the planting/potting making sure to tamp down the soil as you back fill to ensure no other air pockets form.

Planting directions (in ground): Slowly introduce the tree to its permanent home for a couple hours in a shaded area to start. In the spring as the weather warms is best but be sure to bring the tree inside at night when the temperatures begin to drop. This is called “hardening” and is how you acclimate the houseplant to an outdoor environment.

1) Make your hole three times the width of the root ball and just as deep.
2) You can improve your soil and make it more fertile by amending manure or compost into the native soil.
3) Carefully remove the ficus from the container, try not to grip it by the trunk. Twist the container or cut it away from the root ball to release the clinging dirt on the sides.
4) Gently comb the sides of the ball to loosen up the roots a bit and place it in the hole so the top of the root ball is level with the soil.
5) Put a stake about 18 inches into the ground next to the tree to help stabilize it as the shallow root system develops. Tie the tree to the stake with fabric strips, soft twine or planters tape. Make sure your stake is tall enough to reach the lowest hanging branches on the canopy.
6) Spread a four inch layer of mulch around the base of the tree to help conserve moisture and fight back competing weeds that might try to grow. DO NOT let the mulch touch the trunk of the tree or you may end up with disease or fungus issues. Organic mulch is recommended and will require replenishment once or twice a year.
7) Water the area deeply and thoroughly until the roots and soil are evenly moistened.

Planting directions (potted):
1) Select a pot size 1-2 sizes larger than the pot the tree came in and be sure it has adequate drainage holes on the bottom.
2) A regular potting soil will work just fine but take care not to be too rough handling the trunk of the tree. If applicable, cut the pot the tree came in along the edges and peel it back from the root ball as not to disturb the roots too much.
3) Place the tree in an area that will receive 4-5 hours of sun each day and will not drop below 60 degrees Fahrenheit.

Watering: Water your tree once a week and twice during the hot summer months. Let the soil dry in between waterings during the winter while the tree is not actively growing. Potted ficus trees will only need to be watered 1-2 times weekly and they also will need humidity. Check the top of the soil for moisture, if there is any, leave the tree be. These will benefit greatly from a dual weekly misting of their leaves with a warm water bottle.

Pruning: Shape and growth are the primary reasons for pruning your ficus tree. Cutters that are designed for close/fine trimming of narrow stems are best. Sterilize your tool(s) with rubbing alcohol to ensure nice, clean cuts.Find a node where the leaf (or twig) joins the branch and cut at a downward angle just before a node. Make your cut close to the node but without actually cutting into it. Leave one node for newer growth to come out on the branch. When removing an entire branch, cut it back to the trunk and be sure not to leave any nodes.

Fertilizing: Ficus trees are rapid growers and need lots of nutrients. Be sure to feed your potted tree once a month in the spring and summer. Drop down to feeding them once every two months in the fall and winter seasons. A water soluble 10-10-10 formula works well and can be used for either potted or outside trees.

*TIP* Benjamin ficus trees are prone to a couple pests but can typically be cured by applying Neem oil. The most common pests are: Scale, mealybugs and spider mites. If your tree is secreting a sticky, sap-like substance then there is definitely a problem and try to treat the tree soon.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
Looks nice inside setting
Carlos V on Jun 24, 2017
Need to liven up the house.
Jaclyn P on Jan 8, 2017
Looks nice inside setting
Carlos V on Jun 24, 2017
I have previously owned ficus tress and I love them. They improve the air quality in your house and they have a unique look.
James A on May 12, 2017
Need to liven up the house.
Jaclyn P on Jan 8, 2017
Condolence / Sympathy gift and he wanted a Ficus tree or Norfolk Pine
Judy and Jeff G on Nov 2, 2016
Always been a favorite tree and I'm decorating a new home.
Robert T on Oct 19, 2016
It was a request from my mom's daughter as a gift to remember her mom instead of the basic funeral flower arrangements.
The daughter took care of her mom for 7 months through hospice lovingly and patiently. She loves gardening and plants in general so this was a perfect gift for her to remember her mom.
Carol V on Sep 29, 2016
The ficus tree is going to be used in an open loft with limited space.
Debra P on Sep 27, 2016
the positive reviews
Gail G on Sep 12, 2016
I have two that are 10 ft. tall and I love them
Brian L. W on Aug 29, 2016
I have 2 from your company already and I am pleased.
Alan S on Aug 27, 2016
Interesting shape
Alan S on Aug 9, 2016
Great 1st year anniversary gift for my wife, that will grow with with us.
Joseph W on Aug 3, 2016
Tina & Kim K on Jul 24, 2016
because I needed to get free shipping and it looked cool
Dan M on Jul 7, 2016
Will grow well indoors
Jessica L on Jul 6, 2016
I looked far and wide for a ficus tree to no avail. I finally did a general Google search and came across this website with reasonably priced ficus trees. I was so thrilled to find them and ordered one right away. I can't wait to get it in the mail and see how big, beautiful and fast growing it is!
Lizabeth A. D on Jul 2, 2016
love the ficus tree
Harry B on Jun 10, 2016
to add green and warmth to our family room and eating area.
Christina T on Jan 15, 2016
My son has always wanted a fiscus with string lights.
Minr habe always suffered, but this particular one sounds great
Michael R on Nov 30, 2015
I purchased this tree for my 24yr old daughter who is about to give birth to her first baby. My tree was given to me Feb 4, 1991 by her father on the day she was born. I have had it for nearly 25 years. I will now give her one on the day my new grandson is born to nurture as her son grows through the years.
Mishelle S on Oct 22, 2015
This was a request for my daughter's birthday.
Virginia F on Sep 10, 2015
I have previously owned ficus tress and I love them. They improve the air quality in your house and they have a unique look.
James A on May 12, 2017
Condolence / Sympathy gift and he wanted a Ficus tree or Norfolk Pine
Judy and Jeff G on Nov 2, 2016
what size pot is the ficus tree shipped in ?
john w on Jan 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It is shipped in a 1-2 gallon container.
I ve just received my ficus benjamin.what size pot do i need to transplant it to if i m keeping indoors? how often do i water the ficus?
guzel g on Nov 5, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I would put it in a 7 gallon pot to start and work your way up to 15 gallons. As far as watering goes you will want to wait until it is dry a few inches down before watering it again.
how large will this grow indoors?
arthur r on Feb 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They can grow 8-10 feet.
will it grow in a high humidity and temp environment?
kevin h on Jul 31, 2014
BEST ANSWER: they seem to like a lot of moisture in the air not roots so I mist it 2x a day!! As far as temp goes I keep my house between 70-74 degrees in the winter and it's doing fine.
is the planter included in the height of the plant? I n other words the the 3 -4 feet includes from the planter or pot to the maximum height of the plant?
josefina m on Jul 13, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The size of the tree is determined from the soil line. The pot isn't included in the over all height of the tree.
DALE C on Jun 6, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The 3 to 4 ft Benjamina Ficus Tree is currently in stock. It will be anywhere between 3 to 4 feet when shipped.
How do you trim a ficus tree?
A shopper on Aug 9, 2014
BEST ANSWER: It's best to prune or shape your Bejamina Ficus in the late Winter. However you can prune your tree during any time of the year. Make your cuts at the desired size or shape you would like to keep your tree. Cut the branches at 45 degree angles facing upward to promote new growth.
when the ficus tree has outgrown it's pot ?
cathie r on Dec 30, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Benjamina Ficus Trees need to be re-potted about every two years.
What should the pH of Ficus benjamina be? This is for out door growing in hedge form. Thank you.
Walter M on Jul 11, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Benjamina Ficus Trees grow best in soils with a pH between 6.0 and 6.5.
Can the Benjamin ficus take the hot afternoon from the west in southern California pasadena ca on patio?
Rosemarie H on Jul 2, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes the Bejamina Ficus will do very well on a patio in Pasadena CA. It can take the heat!
How to transition plant from outside to inside in the fall?
A shopper on Sep 12, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Our tree stays in a sunroom throughout most of the year, until dead of winter. We then bring it in to a room that gets the most sun. The tree will shed some during the winter, but come spring the leaves come back.
ficus whitefly problems?
albert S on Dec 29, 2016
Does the ficus tree come in the white pot as in the photos? Or a black container
Misty J on Apr 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It will come in a black planters pot.
if planted out doors, does it have to come inside in the winter?
Deb D on Jul 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: If you are in zones 8-11 it can be kept outdoors year round. Refer to the zone map below to find out what zone you are in.
We got the ficus a couple of weeks ago, however now it is loosing its
Ami S on Dec 26, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Your tree is most like getting used to it's new environment. Trees will commonly drop their leaves in new homes to save energy, and grow new ones upon adjusting to their new surroundings.
How cold can the ficus stand?
Herb H. H on Oct 4, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Benjamin Ficus is good for growing outdoors in zones 8-11, it can withstand temperatures down to about 10 degrees.

my trees have black mold onleafs how do i care for it ?
A shopper on Sep 13, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Fungicide spray works great. There are also home remedies you can use. One is water and dawn dish soap in a spray bottle, 1tbsp cooking oil with a gallon water, or 2tbsp apple cider vinegar to a gallon of water.
Are your ficus single trunks or braided? Can you buy either type?
A shopper on Sep 2, 2014
BEST ANSWER: They are braided and I don't think you can get them without but in my honest opinion the braided look is very attractive.
SONDRA W on Jul 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Ficus trees are rapid growers and need lots of nutrients. Be sure to feed your potted tree once a month in the spring and summer. Drop down to feeding them once every two months in the fall and winter seasons. A water soluble 10-10-10 formula works well and can be used for either potted or outside trees.
Can I plant a ficus bush in Palm Springs now?
( today it was 104 degrees)
Mike R on Jun 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We live in Chicago. We keep it inside until it is 50 degrees and then we move it outside. It lives the warm weather. The important thing is to keep it moist and to meet st the leaves when you water it.
My ficus trees have been growing nicely, although loosing leaves. But now all of a sudden I've noticed tiny white dots all over the backs of the leaves. These plants are kept indoors. Any suggestions as to what they are and how to get rid of it? Thanks for your help. Eleanor
Eleanor T on Dec 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: If the leaves have gotten wet and over watering can cause them to loose their leaves and the white spots. Stop watering for a while and if the white spots don't clear clear up, then wipe them with neem oil.
Do you fertilize a Ben. Ficus tree? Mine is all brown on one side, has been since May. Does not seem to have a bug .
Marty on Nov 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You would want to during fertilize during the active growth phase, (spring, summer and early fall)
If they are grown indoors fertilize thru the fall and winter in warm climates or receive bright sun or artificial lighting. Fertilize every four to six weeks, with a 10-10-10 ratio cutting the recommended label directions in half.
My ficus tree has berries on it. Little green hard berries. What are these?
Gail G on Apr 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Benjamina Ficus trees will produce little red berries.
can a benjamina ficus tree live in an unheated porch during the winter?
Ted P on Nov 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It might tolerate up to 40 degrees, anything below that will do damage, one severe frost and it can/will die. It's a tropical plant after all. Most people will move it inside once fall hits but make sure to not put it near a vent either or it'll be stressed.
how long will it take to get to zip code 60441?
marie m on Jul 22, 2015
2-3 business days
how tall will ficus grow in outside courtyard?
Michelle on Jan 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Outside they are known to grow up to 60ft tall.
how tall will ficus grow outside?
Michelle on Jan 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They are known to grow up to 60ft tall.
how do you know when the tree has out grown it's pot ?
cathie r on Dec 30, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The most obvious signs are when you see root emerging at the top or coming out of the bottom of the container.
can i purchase a benjamina ficus from you already in a pot? I want to send it as a thank you gift to my brother in law
A shopper on Oct 15, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The only pots we send them in are recyclable nursery pots. Sorry!
If a branch breaks off can u save the tree. ?
A shopper on Sep 20, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes. We have to cut the branches back after growing our Ficus outside for the summer

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