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The most common houseplant, we see it everywhere there are plants, in houses and workplaces as well.
Benjamin is a plant with rich, thin oval-shaped leaves, and tree-like growth. It belongs in the ficus family, and more specifically in Moraceae family. It is a tropical plant in origin, native to Malaysia.
Benjamin is a typical houseplant but in our country, it does very well in pots outside, and reaches impressive growth if its container is large enough, and if you provide for its needs.
If cultivated inside, make sure that the pot has good drainage in order to prevent root rot. You could also plant it in large containers together with other plants.
Benjamin needs plenty of light. So place it at a well-lit spot, but avoid direct sunlight, on your balcony or through windows, especially during summer, because its leaves might get sunburned.
All plants tend to reach for the sun, so in order to avoid a leggy plant, turn the pot by 45o every time you water it. Keep in mind that benjamin is extremely sensitive to every minute change of conditions and the amount of light it gets. So, if you change its position, expect him to complain with yellow dropping leaves and delayed development for at least a few days or until it gets used to the new conditions.
You might notice the same symptoms after changing the pot. Change its pot only when the roots show up on the surface of the soil and try to bother the roots as little as possible during this procedure. However, if the pot or the plant is very large and you cannot move them, remove some of the topsoil and replace it or add some fresh soil on top.
Clean its leaves by spraying with lukewarm water or use a soft cloth or sponge as often as you can, in order to remove dust and facilitate photosynthesis. Use leaves polishing sprays only if necessary because these sprays block the stomata (little holes through which the leaves breathe). Remember that if you keep the leaves clean they are quite shiny anyway.