This broadleaf evergreen tree grows to 50’ tall in its native landscape. Widely grown in the tropics as an ornamental tree or hedge, it is extremely popular as an indoor houseplant because of its attractive shape and tolerance of a variety of growing conditions.
Grown in containers, ficus stay in the 2-10’ tall range. Glossy, foliage grows on gracefully arching twigs. Native from India to northern Australia.
Grow Ficus in large pots with organic potting mix. Place pots indoors in bright indirect light, and outdoors in part shade during the warm summer months. Let soil dry out between watering. Ficus trees tolerate drought well.