A versatile and tough group of plants often grown indoors, ficus comes in all sorts of forms, ranging from creeping vine to giant tree. Its glossy leaves grow in a variety of colors and patterns. Low maintenance.
Enduringly popular ficus serve as decorative plants, food plants, and even religious symbols. Some types of ficus trees are also known as fig trees and produce the well-known fruit.
Ficus or weeping fig is a genus of about 850 species of woody trees, shrubs, vines, epiphytes and hemiepiphytes in the family Moraceae. F. benajmina.; F. elastica; F. elastica robusta; F. lyrata..
They are native throughout the tropics with a few species extending into the semi-warm temperate zone. The common fig is a temperate species native to southwest Asia and the Mediterranean region
Sap is toxic to both humans and pets. Wear gloves when pruning.
Water consistently throughout the summer months cut back in winter but mist to combat drying heat
Ficus is a genera not a plant. There are many varieties with different needs. None of what is listed is true for ALL ficus.
FUN FACT: The famous Bodhi tree under which Buddha achieved enlightenment was a Ficus religiosa.