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Ficus benjamina, commonly known as Weeping Fig, has dense foliage and drooping habit with hard, shiny leaves, between 5cm and 10cm in length, that are usually elongated to a distinctive tip, resembling the lip of jug. This is called a 'drip tip' and helps the plant shed excess water during the frequent heavy rain found in its natural habitat of the tropical rain forest. When mature, Ficus benjamina can reach a height of over ten metres - and sometimes much more. However, younger plants can often be formed into a bushy habit and can make decorative houseplants. Older trees will produce distinctive aerial roots that hang down form its branches. Ficus benjamina is a relative newcomer in cultivation and the American botanist, L.H. Bailey described it in 1943 as “A rather unimportant tree horticulturally”. Now it is one of the most popular indoor plants and is widely used as a houseplant as well as in commercial interior landscape projects.All our potted plants come in compostable coir pots - read more here.