[Long Leaf Fig]
[Long Leaf Fig]
[Long Leaf Fig]
[Long Leaf Fig]
[Long Leaf Fig]
[Long Leaf Fig]
[Long Leaf Fig]
[Long Leaf Fig]
[Long Leaf Fig]
[Long Leaf Fig]
[Long Leaf Fig]
[Long Leaf Fig]
[Long Leaf Fig]
[Long Leaf Fig]

BENJI [Long Leaf Fig]

Ficus binnendjikii 'Alii'

Regular price R 429.00 Save R -429.00
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Want to bring the outdoors in? Originating from the tropics of India, Ficus binnendjikii is a species of fig tree that adapts well to the home. His densely packed slender foliage will transport you to an exotic veranda setting, with the breeze playing through the leaves of trees all around you. 

Available Gauteng only

Comes in a 30cm plastic nursery pot. Decorative pots sold separately.

Flat shipping rates apply per order (add more plants & pay the same on shipping). Gauteng R80. Rest of South Africa R150. Read our shipping policy here.

Caring for Benji

Light

Benji enjoys bright to filtered sunlight.

Water & humidity

Allow the top 2-3cm of soil to dry out between waterings. Benji enjoys warmer water and chilly water in winter can cause leaf-drop. Also avoid cool draughts. Normal room humidity is fine.

Feeding

Benji can be a hungry chap and enjoys monthly feeding during summer. Use a slow release organic fertiliser

Re-potting

The roots of the Long Leaf Fig are slow growing and re-potting is only needed every 2-3 years. It's a good idea to top dress with fresh potting soil every six months. If re-potting, move to one pot size up. Normal potting mix will do.

Atrium Top Tip

Watch for dry shrivelled leaves, which are caused by underwatering or too much sun exposure. Clean the leaves regularly with a damp cloth to prevent pests like spider mites.

Quirky plant fact

The Ficus Binnendjikii was first grown commercially in Hawaii where it got the Hawaiian nickname “alii” which means “king.”

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