The Weeping fig (Ficus benjamina's common name is known as the ficus tree) grows as a large broadleaf evergreen in tropical and subtropical climates, but it is more often grown as a houseplant in homes and offices, The ficus is known for its longevity, living between 20 to 50 years.
This elegant plant has slender branches that arch gracefully from a light gray trunk, with dense, glossy dark leaves. When the Ficus benjamina tree is grown indoors, the plants are normally pruned to keep them about 3 feet to 6 feet tall, and their trunks are sometimes braided for decorative appeal. It is a fast grower and may need to be repotted up to once per year, but do so in the early spring for best results. Weeping fig is toxic to humans and pets.