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Ficus, the partially dried fruit of Ficus carica (family Moraceae); used as a nutrient, mild laxative, and demulcent.
[L. ficus; A.S. fic]
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FICUS BENJAMINA Commonly known as the 'weeping fig', this is a versatile plant that looks attractive as a standalone specimen or as part of a mixed display.
We have a large weeping fig in our lounge, which looked great until just after Christmas.
Weeping figs like semi-shade to shady conditions and average house temperatures.
Plants such as poinsettias, African violets and weeping figs - along with moth orchids - are best kept in a sunny position in the home rather than the cool greenhouse.
The best to choose are palms, spider plants and weeping figs. Cacti are also said to combat radiation emissions from computers.
After some research they found that common house plants such as weeping figs and peace lilies seem to pick up volatile organics like benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene.
Expert tip: It's normal for weeping figs to regularly shed leaves and especially while they adjust to new conditions.