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Ficus benjamina 'Anastasia'PBR

weeping fig 'Anastasia'

An evergreen ornamental tree used as a houseplant, with a weeping habit and glossy, green and yellow variegated foliage

Size
Ultimate height
4–8 metres
Time to ultimate height
10–20 years
Ultimate spread
1–1.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green Yellow Variegated
Summer Green Yellow Variegated
Autumn Green Yellow Variegated
Winter Green Yellow Variegated
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

East–facing or South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H1C
Botanical details
Family
Moraceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Pendulous weeping
Potentially harmful
Humans/Pets (dogs): Skin allergen, harmful if eaten. For further information and contact numbers regarding pets, see the HTA guide to potentially harmful plants
Genus

Ficus can be evergreen or deciduous trees, shrubs or climbers, with often leathery, simple, entire or lobed leaves and tiny flowers borne within a hollow receptacle which enlarges to form the fruit

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Under glass grow in loam-based potting compost with added fine bark chippings in full or filtered light. When in growth water moderately and apply a nitrogen rich fertiliser monthly. Keep just moist in winter. Plants benefit from regular misting and from being stood on a pebble tray, particularly in a warm dry atmosphere. Their main requirement is an even temperature, in winter not below 13°C, avoid draughty situations. See ornamental fig cultivation for more advice

Propagation

Propagate by seed at 15 - 21 °C in spring or by semi-hardwood or leaf-bud cuttings in spring or summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Houseplants
  • Patio and container plants
  • Conservatory and greenhouse
Pruning

Pruning group 1

Pests

May be susceptible to glasshouse red spider mite and scale insects

Diseases

May be susceptible to honey fungus

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