Ficus benguetensis aka Ficus Benguetensis


Common names

Ficus Benguetensis, Ficus Benguetensis Leytensis, Ficus Benguetensis Negrosensis, Ficus Benguetensis Urdanetensis, Ficus Cuernosensis

How to care for Ficus Benguetensis


Ficus Benguetensis should be watered regularly, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings.


Ficus Benguetensis loves a well-draining soil. Perlite and vermiculite help with drainage, while coco coir adds organic matter, so a good potting soil mix will have all three. You can improve store-bought soil by adding some perlite to it.


Ficus Benguetensis thrives in bright and direct sunlight. To ensure your plant receives enough light to survive, place it less than one foot from a window. The current weather in your area may affect the placement in your home. For example, if you live in a region that has longer and more intense periods of sunlight, then you may want to place the plant farther away from the window to avoid direct sunlight and reduce the risk of sunburn. Alternatively, if you live in a region with relatively milder temperatures and less intense sunlight, then you may be able to place the plant closer to the window for increased exposure. Ultimately, the current weather in your area should be taken into consideration when determining the best placement for your Ficus Cuernosensis Elongata.


During the wintertime, it is common for Ficus Benguetensis plants to go dormant and their growth rate may slow down. Therefore, the amount of waterings should be spaced out more.


There is no verified data on the toxicity of this plant in the records of Ploi. If any person, including yourself, a family member, or a pet, consume plant material with an uncertain toxicity level, it is advisable to seek the advice of a healthcare expert.


No extra humidity is necessary for the Ficus Benguetensis. Absorption of water by plants is primarily done through their roots, and soil watering is the most effective method to provide humidity to your plants.


Repotting the Ficus Benguetensis should be done either when it has doubled in size or on a yearly basis, whichever occurs sooner. Fresh potting soil with all the required nutrients, refreshed annually, will provide the plant with all the necessary sustenance, making the use of fertilizer unnecessary. Keep in mind that plants receive their energy from the sun, not fertilizer.

Region of origin

Ficus Benguetensis’s native range is worldwide Tropics.

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