Our Ficus Variegated “Braided Stem”, commonly known as Weeping Fig or Ficus benjamina Golden King, has dense foliage and drooping habit with hard, shiny leaves, between 5cm and 10cm in length, that are usually elongated to a distinctive tip, resembling the lip of jug. This is called a ‘drip tip’ and helps the plant shed excess water during the frequent heavy rain found in its natural habitat of the tropical rain forest. The variegated forms (there are several varieties) have degrees of variegation ranging from white and cream to almost lime green, and these make for extremely attractive indoor plants (but they do need a little more light than the all green varieties). When mature, Ficus benjamina can reach a height of over ten metres – and sometimes much more. However, younger plants can often be formed into a bushy habit and can make decorative houseplants. Older trees will produce distinctive aerial roots that hang down form its branches.
All our potted plants come in compostable coir pots.