Genus of about 800 species, native to tropical and subtropical areas. They are mostly evergreen trees, shrubs and climbers with fruits that are often edible.
Latin name: Ficus benjamina
Grow in full sun or partial shade, in warm climates and well-drained soils. Suitable for coastal planting.
Plant in rows or alone.
Mainly propagated by semi-woody cuttings.
Evergreen, weeping tree or multi-stemmed bush, very popular as a houseplant, with small, green, shiny and leathery leaves. In warm climates it is often used as a hedge plant material.