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Big Ben

Tall Ficus Benjamina

{ Weeping fig; Benjamin tree; Java fig; Java tree; Small-leaved rubber plant; Tropic laurel }

£80.00

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About Big Ben

Ben, well-known as the 'Weeping Fig', is a very popular house plant. Although he doesn't produce any flowers, his overall presence and elegance makes him a firm favourite and, with enough care, he can be grown into an impressive "indoor tree". 

Details

Current height including plastic pot: 150-160cm; Pot width: 33cm

Likes

Ben likes being in places with medium levels of light, and can even be happy in the shady positions of your home. If he isn't getting enough light, he will be sure to tell you by shedding his leaves.

Dislikes

Ben's major dislike is that he doesn't enjoy cold draughts, so try and keep him away from doors or open windows.

Health benefits

Ben is excellent at cleaning and filtering the air of harmful pollutants.

Watering and feeding

Ben needs his soil to be moist most of the time for him to thrive. He will also allow the odd mishap of over/under watering so that you can learn how to get it just right! Since Ben has so many leaves to keep happy, feeding once every month during the growing season (Spring-Autumn) is recommended but not at all over Winter.

Living with pets and children

Ben is fine to touch but his sap can be poisonous to animals so be sure to keep him away from any curious pets or children!

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Free delivery over £60. We deliver to London (postcodes starting with N, NW, E, EC, SE, SW, W, or WC) and also Beckenham, Ilford, Kew, Kingston, Richmond and Surbiton.

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