Bringing the Outdoors Indoors: Weeping Fig

The go-to plant for interior designers, Weeping Fig, produces quantities of shiny green leaves on delicately pendulous branches. They also are available in a braided form where several young trees have been trained together to form one spectacular trunk. Weeping figs can be grown outdoors in frost-free regions. In the North, they enjoy a summer vacation in a protected location outdoors.

Why We Love It: The braided trunk adds an extra architectural element.

Name: Ficus benjamina

Growing Conditions: Bright indirect light; allow the soil to dry out between waterings; 60-75 degrees F; keep away from cold drafts

Size: 4-15 feet tall indoors

Note: Plants might drop leaves if moved to a different location but will recover with time.