- Common Name(s):
- Benjamin tree, Weeping fig, small-leaved rubber plant
- 'Danielle', 'Naomi', 'Exotica', 'Golden King', 'Too Little'
- Poisonous Plants
Ficus benjaminia is a very popular houseplant because of its tolerance of poor growing conditions. It performs best in bright sunny locations but will also survive in shade. It is very sensitive to light so if the plant is moved expect it to drop leaves and produce new ones that are accustomed to the new light conditions. Water reguarly to keep soil from completely drying out. The plant does not require misting. It is intolearnt to cold and should be kept away from drafts. It has been shown to effectively remove indoor air polutants.
Miniture cultivers like "Too Little' are popular for bonsai.
- Evergreen shrub or tree with drooping branches; leaves alternate, simple, long-tipped, glossy; flowers and fruits enclosed in a fleshy sac turning from green to orange-red to red and then purplish black
- Poison Part:
- Plant sap from all parts
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Dermatitis and allergic reactions
- Itching of eyes, cough, and wheezing following frequent contact; skin irritation with itching, redness and stinging following contact and exposure to sunlight
- Toxic Principle:
- Furocoumarins, psoralens, ficin
- SKIN IRRITATION MINOR OR LASTING ONLY FOR A FEW MINUTES.
- Found in:
- Houseplant or interiorscape
NCCES plant id: 1053