Ficus Benjamina 'Starlight'

What To Expect

You will receive a healthy plant that meets our strict quality standards in a nursery pot size of your choosing. No two plants are alike, and yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality; expect this natural variation from the photos. We offer a plant health guarantee on all of our plants! Please see our Shipping Policy and Refund Policy for more information. We also include shipping heat packs at no charge as needed during cold weather. Still have questions? Check out our FAQ or Contact Us!

Description

The Starlight is a cascading member of the Ficus family. This plant bears branches of shiny green and white pointed, oval, variegated leaves. It prefers bright indirect light and high humidity for best growth.  Available in 8-inch Hanging Basket.

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Ficus Benjamina
  • Common Name: Starlight
  • Family: Moraceae 
  • Native Range: South Africa 

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care Level: Moderate
  • Light: Prefers bright, indirect light 
  • Water: Keep soil moist during the spring and summer. This includes wiping the leaves with a damp cloth or even misting them.  Water less frequently in the winter. Avoid over-watering
  • Humidity: High
  • Temperature:  50-75F
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves
  • Feeding:  Fertilize once a month during spring and summer 
  • Propagation: Branch cuttings
  • Growth: Cascading 
  • Common Pests:  Look out for white fly, mealybug, spider mites, thrips and scale
  • Toxicity: Toxic to humans and pets