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Ficus (Ornamental Fig)

Listed as one of NASA air filtering plants

Classification: Foliage House plant

House Plant Group: Bushy plant, tree or trailing plant (depending on variety)

Character: Creates a bold and attractive focal point for decorations

Safe for pets? No


  • Ficus benghalensis (Bengal fig)
  • Ficus benjamina (Weeping fig)
  • Ficus diversifolia (Ficus deltoidea – Mistletoe fig)
  • Ficus elastica black prince
  • Ficus elastica decora (Rubber tree)
  • Ficus elastica tricolor
  • Ficus lyrata (Ficus pandurata – Fiddle leaf fig)
  • Ficus pumila (Ficus repens – Creeping fig)
  • Ficus pumila minima (Creeping fig)
  • Ficus radicans veriegata (Trailing fig)
  • Ficus religiosa (Bo tree)
  • Ficus rubiginosa variegata (Rusty fig)
  • Ficus triangularis

Plant Care:

Plant issues:

  • Sudden loss of leaves: Overwatering, low temperature, too little light, too much fertilizer or/and sudden change of environment
  • Loss of lowest leaf: Natural aging process
  • Yellowing leaf edges, some loss of lower foliage: Not enough fertilizer
  • Dry shrivelled leaves: Exposure to direct sunlight or not enough watering