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Fig (Ficus): Weeping Chinese Banyon Ficus benjamina

FAMILY: MORACEAE (Mulberry Family)

Ficus benjamina is one of the most popular and easy-to-care-for house plants. So it comes as a surprise to many people that the fig also grows well outdoors and can reach heights of up to 30 feet (9 meters). Although it is known as a weeping Chinese banyan, the evergreen tree actually hails from India and Southeast Asia.