The weeping ficus, or weeping fig, commonly enjoyed as a houseplant, may be potted as a little bush or a larger indoor tree. Known for its shiny, green leaves, light gray rind and sloping limbs, the weeping ficus can be distinctively styled using ornamental pruning. Use a few gardening items to take care of your own weeping ficus plant so it stays in good health.
Provide a well-draining soil prevent root rot. Commercial potting soils work best.
Place your weeping ficus in indirect light. If high humidity is present, the weeping ficus will tolerate more direct sunshine.
Keep the ficus plant in warmer temperatures--75 to 85 degrees F. during the day and 65 to 70 degrees F. at night.
Remove harmful insects such as spider mites and scales by spraying an organic insecticidal soap on the tops and bottoms of the foliage.
Water your plant so the soil remains moist but not drenched. In winter and low-growth phases, allow the soil to almost dry out before hydrating the ficus.
Cleanse the foliage of the ficus with warm water occasionally. Not only does this maintain the plant's appearance, it improves air circulation around the leaves.
Apply a general-purpose fertilizer during periods of ficus growth. Feed your plant according to directions on the package.
Trim the weeping ficus with pruning shears as you prefer.