Not the plant you're looking for? Search over 300,000 plants
HouseplantsConservatory GreenhouseTrees

Ficus benjamina 'Variegata' (v)

F. 'Variegata' is an evergreen, weeping tree that when grown as a houseplant reaches up to around 3m tall. Its glossy, pointed green leaves are irregularly margined with white

Size
Ultimate height
2.5–4 metres
Time to ultimate height
10–20 years
Ultimate spread
2.5–4 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Variegated Green White
Summer Variegated Green White
Autumn Variegated Green White
Winter Variegated Green White
Position
  • Full shade
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or East–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H1C
Botanical details
Family
Moraceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Bushy, Pendulous weeping
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

Advertise here

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 keep just moist in winter. Maintain an even temperature with a minimum of 13⁰C

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood or leaf-bud cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Patio and container plants
  • Low Maintenance
Pruning

Pruning group 1

Pests

May be susceptible to glasshouse red spider mite and scale insects

Diseases

Generally disease-free

My Garden

Your free RHS gardening coach

Keep track of your plants with reminders & care tips – all to help you grow successfully

My plants
My calendar

My plants

My calendar

My ideas
Manage membership

My ideas

My advice

Get involved

The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.