More Information About Ficus
"Ficus" normally brings to mind the ubiquitous houseplant (Ficus benjamina) with shiny evergreen leaves and a braided trunk, the edible fig (Ficus carica) or the tropical banyan figs/strangler figs of Bangladesh. Ficus is actually a large genus of tropical plants (over 800 species) that includes a few cold-hardy members such as the edible fig, the vining fig (Ficus pumila) and a few others.
Ficus plants prefer part to full sun and warm temperatures. They will tolerate drought but grow best with consistent moisture and well-drained, amended soil. Gardeners may want to wear gloves when pruning Ficus because the injured wood produces a latex sap that can be a skin irritant. When you're ready to buy hardy ficus (figs), we hope you'll check out our online list of hardy ficus (figs) for sale.