Benjamin Ficus / Weeping Fig?

Tom Merchant tom.merchant at ipst.edu
Wed Nov 13 12:10:21 EST 1996


On 13 Nov 1996 08:25:05 GMT, cm1579 at cc.utah.edu (C Manning) wrote:

>
>	Hi, I have a question about a plant / tree that my sister gave
>	to me for my birthday.  She called it a weeping fig, but a friend
>	calls it a Benjamin Ficus.  I wondered if those are one and the
>	same?
>
Yes, the weeping fig has the scientific name of Ficus benjamina.

>	Also, I wondered if it was normal for it to be losing so many
>	leaves every day.  It seems to have new leaves forming, but it
>	still looks bare.  I've had it for 1 1/2 months now and the
>	leaves keep coming off... every day!

Yes, again. It is very common for many of the leaves to fall off,
especially after the plant has been moved. Most people experience the
exact same problem after first getting their weeping fig. Just wait it
out.
>
>	Thanks in advance for advice, answers, suggestions!     -Christa
>
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