Weeping fig

Ficus benjamina-- Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants

Ficus benjamina

Non-Native to Florida

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Date of introduction to Florida: 1926 (ornamental)

(from Strangers in Paradise, Impact and Management of Nonindigenous Species in Florida, Chapter 2: Florida’s Invasion by Nonindigenous Plants: History, Screening, and Regulation, by D.R. Gordon and K.P. Thomas, pp. 21-37. Island Press, Washington, DC, 1997.)


    Weeping fig is rarely found in disturbed sites in St. Lucie, Lee, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. It is native to Asia but has escaped cultivation. Ficus benjamina blooms all year (Wunderlin, 2003).