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Weeping fig (also known as the ficus tree) grows as a large broadleaf evergreen tree in tropical and subtropical climates, but it is more often grown as a houseplant in homes and offices and is a popular feature in interior commercial landscaping. It is a rare tree that has a good tolerance for the limited light conditions of indoor environments.

Botanical Name Ficus benjamina
Common Name Weeping fig, ficus tree, Benjamin fig
Plant Type Evergreen tree usually grown as a houseplant
Mature Size 3 to 6 feet tall when grown indoors; up to 60 feet outdoors
Sun Exposure Filtered, bright sun
Soil Type Rich, fast-draining potting soil
Soil pH 6.0 to 6.5; slightly acidic to neutral
Bloom Time Rarely blooms indoors
Flower Color N/A
Hardiness Zones Grows outdoors in zones 10 and 11
Native Area India, Southeast Asia, Northern Australia
Toxicity Non-toxic