6" Ficus (Benjamin Tree)
Ficus benjamina. It is most often used indoors as a house plant, as it will not survive below a temperature of 15 degrees celsius. The trunk and branches are moderately bendable, and can be braided or trained into pleasing, decorative shapes. The leaves are a glossy green, but may fall from the plant when it experiences light or temperature changes, and will develop new leaves that are adapted to the altered environment.
Preforms best in full sun, but can tolerate some low light levels. Best kept near a window that gets 4-6 hours of sunlight.
Can produce a small fleshy fruit that changes throughout the year, not ornamentally significant.
Can get up to 1 meter tall. However, this plant will only grow to a size relevant to its pot/container. Pruning side branches can promote vertical growth.