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Name - Ficus benjamina the famous and popular weeping fig. Pronounced
FY-kuss, it is the Latin name for fig.
Origin - Moist tropical
regions of India, Malaysia, West Africa
Varieties - They come in
many shapes and sizes: large, small or standards (a mop-top on a trunk) and braid
(three trunks plaited together) and leaves can be green or variegated.
Tips - Weeping figs do not like change and can respond to altered routines
or conditions by dropping their leaves in shock. These will regrow once the plant
is settled. They often lose some leaves in winter but put on new growth either
at once or in the spring. Do not over-water in this dormant phase.