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Braided Benjamina Ficus Tree

Ficus benjamina


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  • Ships week of Apr 7
  • 5 Gallon On Standard - Tree Form

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-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- 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.

Coarse 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

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.



Growth Rate:


Botanical Name:

Ficus benjamina

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Low-Maintenance Indoor/Outdoor Ficus

The most popular plant for interior design, the Benjamina Ficus Tree, also known as the Weeping Fig, is synonymous with chic. The star of the show? Its glossy, deep green leaves, which are dense and can be shaped into various forms - simply shear or sculpt Benjamina to your desired shape. 

Even better? The Braided Benjamina is an appealing landscape pick. The foliage on the Benjamina Ficus has a natural weeping habit, adding interest to a garden as a sole ornamental. We meticulously braid the trunk so it's ready to shine in the ground or in your favorite container. And its gray bark is an attractive feature against its bright green foliage.

Once established, it likes to stay put and may drop its leaves if moved, but it's a resilient plant and will bounce back quickly. After all, its low-maintenance ease is part of its tremendous appeal.

Simply put, the Benjamina Ficus Tree is easy to grow, with elegance for days. This fast-growing, effortless plant ticks all the boxes of a must-have, with a strong root system and enduring good looks. Your Braided Benjamina Ficus will arrive ready to add instant beauty to your yard, patio, or interior. Order now for bold, sleek vibes in a thriving plant!

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Customer Reviews

3.8 / 5.0
29 Reviews
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A little thin looking but bouncing back.
Beautiful little tree for the house. Didn't really like shipping. Doing well now sprouting new growth.
January 6, 2019
1 month ago
Growing Zone:
Benjamin Ficus Tree
I absolutely love my Ficus tree. I have spent hundreds of dollars from other places only to have my trees die within weeks. This Ficus came out of the box looking healthy, lost very little leaves and is growing every day. I would totally recommend this tree to anyone.
October 6, 2018
4 months ago
My tree is dying.
The tree that I received looked like it was actually quite beautiful. It had a plethora of leaves, though over half of them were in the box. I gently removed it, planted and watered it but it continued to drop leaves. I have had Benjamina Ficus trees before and have done well with them. I followed the instructions precisely but it seems too far gone. There are only a handful of leaves still hanging on. I do not feel I was misled or sold a poor quality of item. I think perhaps the shipping was just too hard on it. In any case, I wont be ordering any more trees online. I hope everyone else has better luck.
July 24, 2018
7 months ago
Growing Zone:
Ficus still happy!
The ficus dropped into a Baltimore summer (very hot and humid) (unbearable this summer-- whew!). We've had regular rains, and so I decided to put the ficus, "Marsilio" outside on the porch. So far, so good. None of that pouty "I'm going to drop all my leaves now without telling you why" typed behaviour here.
July 18, 2018
6 months ago
Growing Zone:
Benjamina ficus tree
It came in in a very good condition bit within a month It has lost 95% of its leaves despite good watering and putting it in indirect sunlight indoors. I can count the leaves and they are less than 50!
July 12, 2018
7 months ago
Growing Zone:
fair condition
The shipping was fast, however I received the tree in fair condition. One side of the tree is not growing any limbs or leaves.
May 28, 2018
1 year ago
This tree requires daily cleanup due to dropped leaves.
The tree is shaped nicely; however, despite proper watering and light... it is loosing many, many leaves. I can tell it's been doing this for many months because the day it arrived, I cleaned-out about 100 dry, brown, dead leaves that were caught in the middle of the tight ball of branches. I garden quite a lot, and my verdict is still out on whether this tree will work for our purposes indoors.
May 21, 2018
9 months ago
Growing Zone:
Its OK, after it arrived it lost most of its leaves and had just filled in in the last 30 days.I had to nurse the plant back to health and it took months. The plant did not look like your website, it never looked full and lush. Overall I was disappointed and will not recommend.
May 18, 2018
12 months ago
tree is a disappointment.
the tree keeps losing leaves with very little stopping. followed
directions very closely with watering and fertilizing ,were still waiting for the fertilizing till the appropriate time. concerned
with this step with the loss of leaves.
May 14, 2018
9 months ago
Growing Zone:
My tree has been shredding losing leaves daily, I planted it as soon as it arrived in a goodie pot.I water it twice a week,I am getting new leaves on the top but the middle and bottom are shedding
September 14, 2017
1 year ago

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
Need indoor plant
Donald F on Sep 19, 2018
Order Number: 9323316
Dear Seller Please do not attach the invoice of this payment. just send the package to this shipping address
Benjamin L on Jun 14, 2018
Need indoor plant
Donald F on Sep 19, 2018
Actually, my daughter chose this for her new home!
June B on Sep 12, 2018
Order Number: 9323316
Dear Seller Please do not attach the invoice of this payment. just send the package to this shipping address
Benjamin L on Jun 14, 2018
Order #: 9315692
Dear Seller Please do not attach the invoice of this payment. just send the package to this shipping address
Benjamin L on Jun 2, 2018
It's a gift.
I do not want to have price and labels.
Thank you.
Benjamin L on May 21, 2018
someone reviewed it saying it helps keep the air clean in the house
katie k on May 11, 2018
Great indoors
Sam F on May 8, 2018
Replacement ficus
Andrew M on May 8, 2018
My daughter has wanted a braided ficus house plant like mine for many years, so I decided to get her one for her birthday. After much searching, I came upon your web-site, and Voila! Found it! Thanks to you, I'll be the mother of the year!
Janice J on Apr 6, 2018
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
Actually, my daughter chose this for her new home!
June B on Sep 12, 2018
Order #: 9315692
Dear Seller Please do not attach the invoice of this payment. just send the package to this shipping address
Benjamin L on Jun 2, 2018
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Can I plant this tree in the ground in my atrium inside the house? Thanks
Elaine D on Dec 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I would imagine so,although I warn you they grow very big. I've had to cut mine 3 times ,because it grow through my aviary ceiling. My aviary is 6ft tall!!
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.
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!

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