Weeping Fig 'Golden King'
The Weeping Fig is a tropical plant, with tender oval leaves which hang delicately from its vine-like stems. The Golden King is a variegated version of the Weeping Fig and an eye-catching houseplant.
How To Care For Weeping Fig 'Golden King'
Allow the top third of the doil to dry between watering. Weeping Figs have delicate root systems so don’t use cold water when you do top them up and make sure the water drains out of the pot to help prevent root rot.
During the spring and summer, put it in a brightly lit spot away from any direct light. Excessive exposure during this time will negatively affect the plant in the likes of sunburn and dehydration. When it gets to autumn, put the plant on a spot where it can get an hour or two direct light per day to get it through the dormancy period.
Keep your weeping fig in a stable, humid environment. Consider using a pebble tray (or frequent misting) for optimum conditions. Signs of an under-humid room are primarily similar to inconsistent fluctuations, with slowed growth, browning leaf-tips and leaf loss. Never put in a cold drafty spot, like near doors or windows, as it can’t tolerate cold temperatures.
The weeping fig really thrives in rich, fast-draining soil. Remember, these trees are used to the warm and wet woodlands of tropical Asia. If you are unsure as to what soil may be needed to top up your pot, get in touch with your local garden centre or DIY shop!
The weeping figs love a little bit of fertiliser every now and again! You can use houseplant feed or general plant fertiliser once a fortnight in spring and summer. Generally speaking, Nitrogen dense fertiliser is perfect for these indoor plants as this will ensure your foliage is continually thriving. Feed the plant once a month during autumn and winter. We recommend you use some of our Miracle-Gro® Push & Feed All-Purpose.
Check the plant occasionally for spider mites, mealybugs, aphids and scale. If your plant becomes infected, order some of our neem oil natural insecticides. Simply, spray until the problem desists.
If your plant becomes root-bound (the roots are reaching the bottom of your nurse pot) then it may be time to re-pot your weeping fig! The process for repotting is really easy. Just find yourself a hip and trendy pot that is two inches larger than the pot you own. Then, repot in with some new soil and voila! you’re sorted.
About Weeping Fig ‘Golden King’
Originating from tropical areas of Eastern Asia, the weeping fig makes an elegant showstopper in any home! The stems of this plant look like vines and look stunning in a range of styles. The delicate, oval-shaped leaves of the Weeping Fig offer a wonderful charm and elegance to any room.
This plant also cleans the air in your home too! This plant has been shown to remove harmful toxins such as formaldehyde, xylene and toluene. Make your home or workspace healthy for you and those around you with a weeping fig. Don’t believe us? have a look at this NASA study!
This product also comes in a range of sizes. For the larger 120cm+, this would be perfect in the corner of your room, breaking up the harsh corners of your walls. Similarly, the smaller 80-100cm products are fantastic for those looking for a plant able to sit on some furniture! Buy one and get delivered to your door.
Top Tips for the Weeping Fig:
- If some of your leaves are looking a little worse for wear, be sure to cut your branch at its trunk.
- Be sure to keep this plant well watered and in a sunnier spot in your home.
- If you want to conduct some more research, we found RHS‘s article really helpful!
Toxic to humans and pets. Besides that this plant contains latex and due to that not suitable for people with latex allergies.
Please note: this plant comes in a plastic nursery pot. Browse our entire range of plant pots to add that extra charm and character to your home.