- Light: Bright, indirect light when indoors and shade if outdoors in the summer.
- Water: Allow the soil to dry within 2 inches of the surface before watering. Water less in the winter and during its leaf shedding period. Over-watering and underwatering can cause leaves to drop.
The Benjamina is one of the most poplar small indoor trees featuring arching branches and long pointed leaves. This species is notorious for losing leaves when its growing space or conditions are changed. In late summer and fall, the loss of up to 20 percent of the leaves is quite natural and not a cause for alarm. Misting the tree regularly will help to minimize leaf drop and it's best to withhold fertilizer until it stops losing leaves. New leaves should start appearing in the spring.