Common name: Nintamaravakai, Weeping Fig, benjamin tree
Flowering Period: July – December
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The Weeping Fig is an evergreen tree, native to south and southeast Asia. It is a tree reaching 30 m tall in natural conditions
Glossy leaves 6-13 cm long, oval with a pointed tip. In its native range, its small fruit are a favourite food of some birds. It is a very popular house plant, due to its elegant growth and tolerance of poor growing conditions; it does best under bright, sunny conditions but will also tolerate considerable shade.
It requires a moderate amount of watering in summer, and only enough to keep it from drying out in the winter.
The figs are not considered edible but are non-toxic, and attractive to birds.