A versatile plant which looks attractive as a stand alone specimen or as part of a mixed display.
Ficus spire grows wild in the tropical forests of India, Southeast Asia and Northern Australia and derives its name from an Indian acme Ben-ja. It has a remarkable life history. Young plants often develop from seeds lodged in the branches of other trees, soon producing aerial roots which reach down to the ground. Gradually they surround the host trunk and in time fuse together to strangle the tree that gave the seedling its head start in life.
Despite being a relative newcomer in cultivation and dubbed by the American botanist, L.H. Bailey in 1943 as “A rather unimportant tree horticulturally”, Ficus benjamina has become an immensely popular indoor plant.
- 500+ ft. Candles
- Medium - high
- Warm min temp 65°F
- Avoid cold and overwatering