Ficus binnendijkii ‘Alii’ braided
F. benjamina – Weeping Fig – Weeping Chinese Banyon – This popular houseplant from Tropical Asia grows 50-100′ feet tall and 50′ feet wide in the wild. It is a rounded canopy evergreen tree or large shrub, sometimes a strangler, with lower slender, arching to pendent stems that carry oval, thinly leathery, glossy leaves, dark green above, lighter beneath, 2-5″ long, each tapering to slender, twisted point. They produce spherical to oblong figs, ½” long, held in pairs, mature from green through pink or orange-red to black
Indoors grow in soil based potting mix, with added fine bark chips, in full or filtered light. During growth water moderately and apply a high nitrogen fertilizer every 4 weeks. Keep moist in winter.